Kiyo returns to form

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The results were split between the HM Plant Honda and Airwaves Ducati riders at Mondello Park with both teams taking a 1-2.

Riyuichi Kiyonari took the win in the first race, ahead of his team-mate Michael Rutter, in his first race back after knocking himself out at Mallory Park four weeks ago.

Third place fell to Ducati rider Gregorio Lavilla with Honda UK rider Karl Harris taking fourth ahead of Scott Smart and Michael Laverty.

Race two saw the turn of the Ducatis. Kiyonari looked like he was about to walk of with the win again until Ducati rider Leon Haslam stormed up to take the lead from third place in one fell swoop.

But team-mate Lavilla was also on a charge, storming through the pack and immediately pulling out a lead on his team-mate as soon as he got passed.

Haslam eventually took second ahead of Kiyonari, Laverty Rutter, Richards, Harris and Smart.

Pole sitter Johnathan Rea had a bad day. He was knocked out of race one by Michael Rutter and then had to retire from the second race with mechanical problems putting a damp end to what was a great weekend for the Ulster rider.

Race one positions:

1. Ryuichi Kiyonari

2. Michael Rutter

3. Gregorio Lavilla

4. Karl Harris

5. Scott Smart

6. Michael Laverty

7. Sean Emmett

8. Gary Mason

9. Jeremy McWilliams

10. James Haydon

11. Kieran Clarke

12. Jon Kirkham

13. Ben Wilson

14. Steve Plater

15. Dean Thomas

16. Chris Martin

17. John Laverty

18. Marty Nutt

19. John McGuinness

20. Tristan Palmer

21. James Buckingham

22. Danny Beaumont

23. Steve Brogan

24. Nick Medd

25. Malcolm Ashley

26. Richard Wren


Michael Pensaville

Tommy Hill

Leon Haslam

Glen Richards

John Crockford

Jonathon Rea

Race two positions:

1. Gregorio Lavilla

2. Leon Haslam

3. Ryuichi Kiyonari

4. Michael Laverty

5. Michael Rutter

6. Glen Richards

7. Karl Harris

8. Scott Smart

9. Gary Mason

10. Jeremy McWilliams

11. Steve Plater

12. Jon Kirkham

13. Dean Thomas

14. Tommy Hill

15. Ben Wilson

16. John Laverty

17. Danny Beaumont

18. Tristan Palmer

19. James Buckingham

20. Steve Brogan

21. Michael Pensaville

22. Richard Wren

23. Malcolm Ashley

24. Marty Nutt

25. Chris Martin


Jonathon Rea

James Haydon

John McGuinness

John Crockford

Nick Medd

Sean Emmett

Kieran Clarke

Supersport results:

1. Sykes

2. Jones.

3. RIba.

4. Crutchlow.

5. Easton.

6. Laverty.

7. Robinson.

8. Owens.

9. Murphy.

10. l;lewellyn.

11. neate.

12. Weymouth.

13. Johnson.

14. Sproston.

15. O'Connor.

16. Egerton.

17. Hillier.

18. Jessopp.

19. Shoesmith.

20. Bull.

21. Vincent.

DNF: Dickson. Swanton. R Kennedy. Camier. J Kennedy.

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