Ryuichi Kiyonari was twice denied a podium finish at Brands Hatch by Josh Brookes and the triple title-winner admits it has made him even more determined to return to the top step this weekend (2/3/4 May) as the British Superbike Championship returns to Oulton Park.
Kiyonari has an impressive record at Oulton Park, securing 12 wins and a further two podium finishes, and the Buildbase BMW rider is ready to set his sights high in Cheshire as he bids to boost his championship position.
Kiyonari said: "The test last week was good, although the lap time was disappointing because the other riders were in the 1m:34s and low 35s. I was happy that we worked on some of the areas we needed to after Brands Hatch and they are much better now. I think the rest of the time at the test was from me.
"I was happy to go back to Oulton Park last week and do lots of laps because we worked on some of the areas we needed to and we have improved. Missing the podium at Brands Hatch has made me more determined to have better results this weekend - I need to make no mistakes and improve. We were so close at the last round and I was disappointed with a double fourth because in every race I want to win."