Intermittent rain affected the second day of WorldSBK action at the Donington Park circuit, meaning that both the 11am Superpole qualifying session and the 2pm Race 1 were declared wet.
After setting the sixth fastest lap time in FP3, Ryuichi Kiyonari qualified in thirteenth place on a damp track.
As the race got underway, a less than perfect start saw the Japanese rider lapping in last place at the end of lap one. Positive sensations with his bike in the wet however, as well as good track knowledge, allowed “Kiyo” to make up many places over the course of the race, the rider ultimately crossing the line in eleventh position.
Tomorrow’s Superpole Race will kick off at 11am and will be followed by Race 2 at 2pm.