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This morning Ryuichi Kiyonari and current JSB1000 championship leader Takumi Takahashi (replacing the recovering Leon Camier) began an official two-day WorldSBK test in Portugal, working to adapt the set up of their CBR1000RR to the spectacular Algarve International Circuit Portimao. Splitting the track time with the World Supersport teams, the… read more.
This weekend the WorldSBK riders will be back in action after the summer break, taking part in two days of testing at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao (Portugal) on 24-25 August. With Leon Camier still recovering from successful surgery to his left shoulder, the Moriwaki Althea Honda team will… read more.
Ryuichi Kiyonari made slight improvement in terms of both his feeling and speed on the third and final day of action at the Laguna Seca racetrack. Having crossed the line fifteenth in the morning’s Tissot Superpole race, the Japanese rider replicated that result in the subsequent 25-lap Superbike race. The… read more.
Ryuichi Kiyonari experienced a tough day at the Laguna Seca circuit today, having been unable to sufficiently improve on his pace after having made a solid start to the weekend. His qualifying time of 1’24.701 was more than a second faster than his best effort during free practice but the… read more.
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In perfectly sunny conditions on this opening day of the WorldSBK US Round, Ryuichi Kiyonari headed out to ride the 3610 metres of the legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca track for the first time ever. The Japanese rider enjoyed the challenging Californian track and spent the two free practice sessions… read more.
Leon Camier has had successful surgery on his left shoulder, the operation carried out earlier today at the Arm Clinic in Wilmslow, UK. The decision was taken to proceed with an operation despite the progress made so far in terms of the rider’s physiotherapy rehabilitation, which has allowed Camier to… read more.
After the racing action at Donington Park concluded, the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team packed up and flew to the US where round nine of the WorldSBK season is taking place this coming weekend at the legendary track of Laguna Seca in California. This will be Ryuichi Kiyonari’s first visit to… read more.
Ryuichi Kiyonari experienced a challenging race day today at Donington Park. During the Superpole sprint race the Japanese rider crashed out, together with other five riders, at the Melbourne Loop, when another bike left fluid on the track after suffering a technical problem. In the second Superbike race, Kiyonari could… read more.
Intermittent rain affected the second day of WorldSBK action at the Donington Park circuit, meaning that both the 11am Superpole qualifying session and the 2pm Race 1 were declared wet. After setting the sixth fastest lap time in FP3, Ryuichi Kiyonari qualified in thirteenth place on a damp track. As… read more.