23 Ryuichi Kiyonari

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About

Ryuichi Kiyonari makes his return to WorldSBK for 2019. At the age of 36, the Japanese Superbike legend will make his first SBK® start since 2008, when he was last on the grid with Honda.

Starting out in national Japanese championships, “Kiyo” became All-Japanese Superstock 600 champion in 2002 and won the iconic Suzuka 8 Hours four times in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011.

The Japanese rider moved over to WorldSBK from 2008 to 2010. Bringing plenty of experience with him as he has three WorldSBK victories and six podiums under his belt, Kiyonari is ready to tackle the new challenge with the Fireblade CBR1000RR machine of Althea and Moriwaki in 2019.

Honda CBR1000RR

Stats

All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK  0  69  6  3  0  3  2
WorldSSP  0  1  1  0  1  0  0
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Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2019 Superbike  0  16  0  0  0  0  0 18
2010 Superbike  0  2  0  0  0  0  0 0
2009 Superbike  0  25  2  0  0  2  0 11
2008 Superbike  0  26  4  3  0  1  2 9
2003 Supersport  0  1  1  0  1  0  0 21