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Brands BSB: Injured Kiyo will attempt warm up tomorrow

Buildbase BMW’s Ryuichi Kiyonari will attempt to get back on his bike for the MCE British Superbike warm up session tomorrow morning. The triple champ is suffering from a broken collarbone after he high-sided in the final free practice session at a wet Brands Hatch track this morning.

The rider sat out qualifying and the opening race, and spent the day having treatment at his hotel, but watched the live timing from his sick bed. But he hasn’t given up on the championship, and there is still all to play for as rival Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki’s Shane Byrne crashed out, unhurt during race one.

He is naturally disappointed, but wants to test out the injury on the BMW tomorrow. He will be up early and visiting the medical centre to get some additional treatment before heading out on track in the morning.


“I still can’t believe what has happened. The crash happened so fast and I wasn’t pushing too hard, but the data said that I had more acceleration than the lap before,” said Kiyo.

“I just think ‘why now’ and I am disappointed for today because we have worked hard to fight for the title, but I am not giving up yet because I can’t, I have to try. I watched live timing today and now I am going to go to bed early and get up early and then visit the medical centre in the morning and try in warm up.”

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