Ryuichi Kiyonari

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Samsung Honda
RYUICHI KIYONARI
Birthdate: September 23, 1982
Birthplace: Kawagoe, Saitama
Height: 171cm
Weight: 65kg
Machine: Honda CBR1000RR
Tyre: Pirelli
Team: Samsung Honda

 

 

 

Ryuichi Kiyonari started racing in 1996. In 1998, Kiyo joins Team Kotake RSC, a team which produced world class riders such as Toru Ukawa, Akira Yanagawa, Daijiro Kato, and Makoto Tamada. Races in the GP250 class of the Japan Roadrace Championship this year. In 2002, he becomes the first ST600 Champion of the Japanese Championship. In 2003, he enters the MotoGP. He moves to the British Superbike Championship for the first time, where he becomes the Champion in 2006 & 2007. He then advances to the World Superbike Championship in 2008. Kiyo returned to the British Superbike Championship in 2010, and won the series title. In 2012, Kiyo heads to Asia, winning the first Asia Road Racing Championship in Supersports 600 class for Honda. Kiyo is also a 4 time Suzuka 8 Hours Champion.


Career Profile

1996 Suzuka & Tsukuba Championship GP80 Champion
1997 Tsukuba Championship GP125B Champion
1998 All Japan Roadrace GP125: Point Ranking 26th
1999 All Japan Roadrace GP125: Point Ranking 23th
2000
All Japan Roadrace GP250: Point Ranking 20th
Suzuka 8hours S-NK Class:  2nd
2001 All Japan Roadrace GP250: Point Ranking 16th
2002 All Japan Roadrace ST600: Champion
All Japan Roadrace JSB1000: Point Ranking 10th
2003 WGP MotoGP Class: Point Ranking 20th
World Supersport Round 3 Wildcard: 2nd
2004 British Superbike Championship: Point Ranking 6th
2005 British Superbike Championship: Point Ranking 2nd
Suzuka 300km Race: 2nd
Suzuka 8hours:  1st
2006 British Superbike Championship:  Champion
Suzuka 300km Race: 1st
Suzuka 8hours:  5th
2007 British Superbike Championship:  Champion
Suzuka 300km Race: 1st
Suzuka 8hours:  DNF
2008 World Superbike Championship: Point Ranking 9th
Suzuka 300km Race: 2nd
Suzuka 8hours:  1st
2009 World Superbike Championship: Point Ranking 11th
2010 British Superbike Championship:  Champion
Suzuka 8hours:  1st
2011 British Superbike Championship:  Point Ranking 6th
Suzuka 8hours:  1st
2012 Asia Road Racing Championship:  Champion
Suzuka 8hours:  41st
Japan Superbike JSB1000 at Autopolis:  2nd

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