Kiyonari Returns as BUILDBASE BMW Head to Silverstone
Ryuichi Kiyonari will return to action this weekend as the Buildbase BMW team heads to Northamptonshire for the penultimate round of the 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.
After missing out on the last round at TT Circuit Assen, Kiyonari will be back on the S1000RR this weekend at the 3.66 mile Silverstone circuit where he took an astonishing victory this time last year.
Having scored a strong fourth place last time out in Holland, Richard Cooper is raring to let the BMW loose around the super-fast Grand Prix circuit as he continues in his quest to win the British Superbike Riders’ Cup.
Lee Jackson will be looking to continue his strong rookie season in the series and after narrowly missing out in Assen, he’s even more determined than ever to score two strong top ten finishes this weekend.
Ryuichi Kiyonari: “I cannot wait to get back out on my bike this weekend. I really like Silverstone, last year fighting with Shakey was so much fun. I hope we can have another race like that but it will be hard as we have had a difficult season. I want to show I am still fast and that I can still win.”
Richard Cooper: “Assen was a great weekend and the bike worked so well so I’m looking forward to getting out at Silverstone. It’s quite similar to Assen, fast and flowing so our bike should be good for it. I’m currently seventh in the standings which is where we want to be if we’re going to win the Riders’ Cup.”
Lee Jackson: “I was a bit frustrated with the results in Assen as I don’t think they reflected our pace so I’m even more keen to get out at Silverstone and show what we can do. This season has been quite good and I’d like to top it off with some good results in the final two rounds.”
Steve Hicken, Team Manager: “It will be good to be back to a full garage at Silverstone with Kiyo returning this weekend. It’s not been an easy year for him but he showed some real strong pace at the Oulton round before Assen so hopefully we’ll see him back on form this weekend.
“Richard’s doing exactly what he needs to to take the Riders’ Cup, he showed in Assen that he’s got what it takes to run at the front so we’re feeling good for the final two rounds.
“Lee’s had a great year considering he’s a rookie and one of the youngest in the championship. He’s keen to round the season off with some strong results and we’re completely behind that!”