Ryuichi Kiyonari had another disappointing weekend in round eight of the MCE British Superbike championship at Cadwell Park on Sunday.
The Market Rasen-based rider finished 14th in race one before being forced to retire from the second encounter.
Kiyo had struggled all weekend throughout free practice and qualifying, and began the first 18-lap affair from the seventh row of the grid in 20th position.
The Japanese racer didn’t get a good start and found himself down in 27th place after the first lap. He set about catching the back markers ahead and began to make steady progress through the field up to 18th at the halfway stage of the race.
As the race unfolded he moved up to 15th position and picked up a further place on the final lap to collect two championship points.
The second race didn’t go any better for Kiyo who was down in 19th place for the first six laps before retiring on lap seven.
The next round is at Oulton Park in Cheshire on September 6 where Kiyo will have three races to contest.
* Market Rasen twins Tim and Tom Neave were also in action at Cadwell as they contested the National Superstock 600 race.
Tom finished in a strong 14th place to pick up two championship points, while Tim completed the 12 laps in 20th place.