Honda's domination of the 2010 Isle of Man TT, which saw it claim victory in all five solo races and both sidecar competitions, overshadowed what should have been celebrations for Suzuki, markings its 50th year of international racing.

Suzuki's leading team, TAS Racing, managed two podium finishes from the five solo races and team boss Philip Neill admitted it had been a rollercoaster TT. He explained set-up problems had held the team back, but said they should still be proud of two podiums.

Neill said:

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"It has been a rollercoaster TT for the whole team, but as I said earlier in the week, we have been coming here long enough to understand the pitfalls."

"We struggled with set-up this TT, and when riders start to swap back and forward trying to find the perfect set-up it doesn't help their confidence."

"In saying that, we have come away with podiums in the two main races, again demonstrating the pedigree of the GSX-R1000 Superbike, and I have to say I'm proud of the effort from both riders."

Australian Cameron Donald got the event off to a reasonable start with third in the opening Superbike race, but his TT ended on a sour note when he retired from the Senior race. His misery was compounded when the race was red flagged and despite getting a second chance, Donald's bike failed again.

The Senior TT went better for teammate Bruce Anstey. Although he retired from the original race, the New Zealand racer got a second chance when Guy Martin's crash brought out the red flag on lap three.

The race was restarted and run over four laps, giving Anstey a second chance. Unlike his teammate, Anstey's Suzuki held together and he put in his best ride of the week to secure third, and the 20th podium of his TT career.

Anstey said:

"I got a second chance and grabbed it with both hands. I'm happy for the team who have worked hard all week making many changes to the bikes for me; I'm also delighted for Suzuki who are here celebrating 50 years of racing and I think we proved - like Cameron did in the Superbike TT - that the GSX-R1000 Superbike is a strong and reliable machine."

"I just kept chipping away, it is the Senior TT after all and to get a podium in the main race of TT fortnight is very pleasing."

Donald added:

"I'm obviously bitterly disappointed not to have finished the race, as I was fired up and ready to have a go. For the Senior, we decided that my first lap pit-boards would show the deficit to the leader and not the man in front of me. So when I saw I was only two seconds back on my first signal, I knew we were on the money. I was catching Keith Amor in front of me on the run to Ramsey when the surging started and it gradually got worse over the Mountain."

"The bike just didn't feel right and I didn't want to take any chances. The boys did all they could for me today and I gave it my best shot."

Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing team boss Neill concluded:

"Cameron had an electrical cut-out problem that is one of those horrible little things that can halt such a good run, and but for that, he was right in there with the leaders as we saw on lap 1 of the re-start. Bruce rode his luck a little, but stuck with it, and as he discovered, perseverance pays off."

"We are delighted to be able to close the TT with a podium for Suzuki, Relentless and all our sponsors, and I'm sure we will re-group and come back to the 2011 event as a much stronger team."