Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 07 Sep 2014
Ryuichi Kiyonari will remain with BMW Motorrad in the British Superbike Championship for the 2015 season after penning a one year extension to his contract with the Buildbase BMW team.
Kiyonari has had an incredible debut season aboard the BMW, returning to winning ways after many had written him off after a three year drought. The Japanese rider has taken five race victories this season and a further three podiums to sit third in the standings in a strong position to fight for the title in the three-round showdown.
"I am really happy because to stay with the team and sign for next year already is very good for me. I wanted to stay with the team and BMW again in 2015 and now for the final rounds I don't have to be worrying about what I am doing next year as that makes it more difficult.
"For me at every race meeting I have hunger and want to keep winning and that is why I have stayed with this team. We have worked really hard together to win races and have podium finishes this year and we all try hard together. If we don't have such a good result we then work together to improve for the next races. This is a really good place for me and we don't worry, we just keep pushing to be stronger in the Championship. We have things we know we need to work on for the future but we can now be ready."
Kiyonari is the second most successful British Superbike rider in history with 47 victories, winning the title this season would see him become the first rider to take the title four times.