There were many people to come away from the opening round of the ViSK.com British Superbike Championship this weekend with a smile on their faces, although arguably the men owning the biggest grins were Sylvain Guintoli and Leon Camier following their victorious turns at Brands Hatch.

A win and a second place finish for Guintoli makes his disappointing exit from MotoGP seem like a distant memory as he heads to the second round with an early championship lead, while Camier is seven points adrift after backing up his race win with another recovery ride to fourth.

A second and a fifth puts Glen Richards in third position, ahead of fellow Honda rider Stuart Easton who can tick a BSB podium and a race lead off his to-do list after this weekend.

Other notable efforts come from Gary Mason, who not only claimed two clear Cup victories, but comes away a superb sixth in the overall standings. Kawasaki will also be pleased to see all four of their riders score at Brands Hatch, with Simon Andrews their best representative in eighth.

Full ViSK.com British Superbike Championship rider standings (After 1 round of 12)

1. Sylvain Guintoli Worx Crescent Suzuki 45 points2. Leon Camier Airwaves Yamaha 383. Glen Richards HM Plant Honda 314. Stuart Easton Hydrex Honda 295. James Ellison Airwaves Yamaha 206. Gary Mason Quay Mason C 177. Steve Plater HM Plant Honda 168. Simon Andrews MSS Colchester Kawasaki 149. Jason O'Halloran SMT Honda 1210. Julien Da Costa MSS Colchester Kawasaki 1111. Chris Walker Motorpoint/Henderson Yamaha 1012. Karl Harris Hydrex Honda 1013. Graeme Gowland Motorpoint/Henderson 814. Tristan Palmer Buildbase Kawasaki 815. John Laverty Buildbase Kawasaki 716. Ian Lowry Relentless Suzuki 317. Jon Kirkham Jentin Yamaha 1

Full ViSK.com British Superbike Championship manufacturer standings (After 1 round of 12 -

1. Suzuki 45 points2. Yamaha 383. Honda 364. Kawasaki 15

Full Mirror.co.uk British Superbike Cup rider standings (After 1 round of 12)

1. Gary Mason Quay Mason 50 points2. Martin Jessopp Riders Racing Honda 40 points3. Peter Hickman Ultimate Yamaha 324. Kenny Gilbertson JX Fuelcard Kawasaki 235. Alastair Fagan Red Viper Honda 136. Brian McCormack MAR Kawasaki 11