Kiy­onari leaves Bri­tain be­hind

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

Three-time Bri­tish Su­per­bike Cham­pion Ryuichi Kiy­onari has an­nounced he will leave the MCE BSB se­ries and re­turn to Ja­pan for the 2017 sea­son. Kiy­onari has had two dis­mal years since break­ing his col­lar­bone while fight­ing for the 2014 ti­tle with Shane Byrne. He’ll in­stead race for the Mori­waki Honda team in the All Ja­pan Road Rac­ing se­ries as well as com­pet­ing at the pres­ti­gious Suzuka Eight Hour. Also leav­ing the se­ries is twice Bri­tish Su­pers­port Cham­pion Stu­art Eas­ton, who an­nounced his re­tire­ment from rac­ing over the fes­tive pe­riod.

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