Kagayama: "I've unfinished business in BSB"

Japanese ace seeks title glory in 2010 British Superbikes

YUKIO KAGAYAMA has said that he won't be finished with racing until he's won the BSB title.

Kagayama was a long-standing favourite in BSB when he raced in the championship for Suzuki before in 2003 and 2004. He suffered a massive crash at Cadwell in 2003 that nearly ended his career but came back strong in 2004, now he says he looks at BSB as unfinished business and wants to put the record straight.

He said: "I still have unfinished business in BSB after my previous two seasons in 2003 and 2004. I feel like the UK is a second home to me after my time there before and I have always had the support of the British fans which I need to thank them for. 2003 was my first season in BSB and I will be back with the team again next year and that is good for me to get back to winning races in BSB again.

"I had a big injury in 2003 from the crash at Cadwell Park which was really bad and I was broken then, but I got so many letters of support from fans of all ages when I was in hospital and recovering; it was unbelievable. I think I had around 200 or so and that gave me the energy to come back and try again. It gave me some kind of power to get back racing and the support had such a positive affect on me. I hope that they support me again when I am back next year and I will be pleased to see them all.

"I want to win not just for me, but also for the fans for their support during the hard times. I am not finished and I won't be until I win like Kiyo did. I have finished third before but that is still not what I want. I am excited to come back and want to be back on the podium in BSB. I will not be happy until I am champion."

Visordown's BSB mole broke the news the Japanese star will be making a return to the BSB series in 2010 on the Worx Crescent Suzuki.