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British Superbike Pre Season Test Day 26/03/2015

I’d decided to take a hospitality tester at Donington Park in the Goddards suite for my first  outing of the year. A bargain at £35, it turned out to be a wise move, the wind was bitterly cold and it was good to have shelter and hot drinks on hand.  The external viewing areas were excellent for photography. Practising got off to a quiet start due to the damp conditions, a number of riders waiting for the track to dry out.
Conditions improved in the afternoon and it was no surprise to see both Kiyonari and Byrne looking the class of the field. Unfortunately Kiyo crashed near the end of the final session leaving Byrne to top the timing sheets with Danny Buchan on the Be Wiser Kawasaki taking second place. Kiyonari who was bruised but otherwise ok finished in third spot.

1 Shane Byrne (PBM Kawasaki) 1m:31.145
2 Danny Buchan (Be Wiser Kawasaki) +0.222s
3 Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +0230s
4 Jakub Smrz (Lloyds British Ducati) +0.243s
5 Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) +0.284s
6 James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.303s
7 Stuart Easton (PBM Kawasaki) +0.318s
8 Richard Cooper (Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki) +0.380s
9 Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.680s
10 Tommy Bridewell (Tyco BMW) +0.890s

kiyonari Buildbase BMW

Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW)

Ryuichi Kiyonari

Kiyo in the pit lane walkabout


Over at the MV garage….


Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha)