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 championship now heads into its summer break, the next SBK round on the calendar scheduled to take place at Portimao (Portugal) over the weekend of 6-8 September.

Before returning to action in the Superbike World Championship though, Ryuichi Kiyonari will compete in the iconic Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race in Japan, as part of the HRC Team alongside fellow countryman Takumi Takahashi and German rider Stefan Bradl, the race taking place on 28 July.

Ryuichi Kiyonari

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I wish to thank everyone in the team because they have done a great job. I’m a sensitive rider and when the situation is challenging, I really feel it. I like the track here but it’s quite a demanding one and I struggled all weekend with the lack of grip. The team was able to support me in the best way, working hard on every aspect in terms of managing the racing weekend and the bike’s setup, and this allowed me to make a little progress during each session. I felt better during this morning’s warm-up and then again in both the sprint race and the long one. I know of course that the results are still not good enough, but we never give up and continue to do our best.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Geico US Round

Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, United States

WorldSBK 2019, Round 9

Sunny / 15
Sunday 14 Jul 2019, 21:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 15°C
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Ground Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 35'05.513
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +3.333
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +11.658
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +16.259
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +16.823
6 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +19.449
7 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +23.637
8 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +24.572
9 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +25.919
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +30.742
11 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +32.177
12 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +38.508
13 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +41.862
14 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +41.989
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +55.483
16 J.D. Beach 95 USA Attack Performance Estenson Yamaha +1'00.385
17 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'12.973
NC Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha DNF
NC Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
Sunny / 18
Sunday 14 Jul 2019, 18:51 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 18°C
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Ground Temp: 36°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 11'09.272
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.533
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +3.641
4 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +4.901
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +5.995
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +6.207
7 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +9.597
8 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +9.711
9 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +13.441
10 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +13.633
11 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +14.658
12 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +14.865
13 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +17.991
14 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +18.917
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +19.253
16 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +40.443
NC Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda DNF
NC J.D. Beach 95 USA Attack Performance Estenson Yamaha DNF
NC Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
Sunny / 19
Saturday 13 Jul 2019, 21:51 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 19°C
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 35'06.671
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +5.693
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +12.721
4 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +14.957
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +20.621
6 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +23.087
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +26.491
8 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +30.605
9 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +32.556
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +44.432
11 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +46.792
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +47.091
13 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +51.830
14 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +53.661
15 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1'00.235
16 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'10.076
17 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1 lap
NC J.D. Beach 95 USA Attack Performance Estenson Yamaha DNF
NC Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
Friday 12 Jul 2019, 23:25 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'23.387
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.032
3 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.263
4 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.410
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.465
6 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +0.538
7 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.556
8 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.825
9 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.860
10 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +0.952
11 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.018
12 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.177
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +1.344
14 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +1.552
15 J.D. Beach 95 USA Attack Performance Estenson Yamaha +1.586
16 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1.613
17 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +2.114
18 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.471
19 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +2.596