Kiyonari to make a comeback to BSB at Oulton Park

Published On April 30, 2018 | 2 Wheels, Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari, who is currently racing full season with MORIWAKI MOTUL RACING in the Japanese Championship, will make make a brief comeback to Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) at the third round of the season at Oulton Park.

The three-time BSB Champion will fill in for the injured Dan Linfoot at Honda Racing. Dan has raced with MORIWAKI MOTUL RACING last season at the Suzuka 8Hours Endurance Race, along side Kiyonari. Honda Racing is the same team that Kiyonari have won the 3 season titles in BSB. Kiyonari has 50 wins in the BSB, including the 12 wins at Oulton Park.

This comeback will be a one round entry to the BSB. Round 3 on the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship will be held May 5(Sat) to May 7(Mon) at Oulton Park

Event: 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Round 3
Venue: Oulton Park
Team: Honda Racing
Machine: HONDA CBR1000RR Fireblade
Tires: Pirelli
Entry Number: 23

Ryuichi Kiyonari
“I am sorry to hear about Dan, and first of all I wish him a speedy recovery. I am happy to fill for him at Oulton Park with the team I have been racing with for a long time. BSB is a like a home to me and I am thrilled to be back racing with the boys again. I have been on the Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR since last season and with the team we know each other well. I will do my best to finish high up in the races.”

Havier Beltran | Team Manager, Honda Racing
“It’s great to have Kiyo back with us for Oulton Park and I can’t think of anyone better suited to fill in for Dan. Kiyo has a lot of history with Honda and this team, and it’s good that he knows most of the guys so it won’t take him long to get settled back in. He’s a very talented rider and Honda has always had an extremely high regard of his skills as a racer, and his long-term experience with the Fireblade will surely help the team. ”

Mamoru Moriwaki | Team Owner, MORIWAKI MOTUL RACING
“First of all, I would like to wish the recovery of Dan Linfoot from his injury and would also like to wish the best for Ryuichi Kiyonari for the substitution of Dan. Our friend, Dan was with us in the final round of 2017 FIM Endurance Series the Suzuka 8 Hours Race and I heard that he was injured and would like to help Dan as my friend. I imagine that the team is in a very difficult situation at this very moment. I would like to wish the best of luck for Honda Racing as a fellow associate and partner in the racing community.”