Kiyonari bags BSB pole at Knockhill

JAPAN’S RYUICHI KIYONARI played party-pooper at Knockhill as he grabbed pole position for tomorrow’s first race of the British Superbike double-header at the Fife track, writes Jim McGill.

Most people had expected 37-year-old Londoner Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne — the three-time BSB champ who leads this year’s title race by 45 points — to merely turn up on his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki and bag pole.

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