Yukio Kagayama and John Reynolds won a race each for Rizla Suzuki to share in the glory at the third round of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton yesterday.

JR finished second in the first race and then won the second to extend his Championship lead over Honda's Michael Rutter to 10-points.

"What a fantastic day for Rizla Suzuki and I cannot praise my team highly enough," said Reynolds at Snetterton. "This is the class team in the paddock and their determination and professionalism is beyond question. We needed to dig deep after qualification and rebuild our GSX-R1000 engines to a new specification - they managed to do it and that gave us the platform for today's success. Winning is down to a complete team effort and I wish I could take every member of Rizla Suzuki onto the podium with me because they deserve it. Well done guys, this weekend you earned the champagne!

"On a personal note people know I don't like losing, but today I'll make an exception. It was great to see Yuki on the top step of the podium after coming back from his life-threatening injuries and if I am ever going to get beat and be okay about it, today is it. Well done Yuki-san, it is great to be fighting at the front with you for the race wins for Rizla Suzuki."

Yuki truly who won the hearts of the 20,000-plus strong crowd as they cheered him to victory in the first race of the day, vanquishing the memories of the horrific accident at Cadwell Park that nearly cost him his career last year.

"At last I win a race and I am so, so happy," said Yukio. "I needed to win a race and like John-san, I owe everything to my team, my family. My technicians work so hard this weekend and provide me with a perfect Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 to win my first race of the season. Without my technician's hard work, winning would not be possible.

"Thank you to my whole British family for today, my win was for you all. For my team members, for Paul Denning and his family support, for my fans who believed in me during my recovery and for my new daughter Nana in Japan. Outlon Park is a favourite circuit of mine and last time there I win. I hope to do the same next week, please come and cheer me and give me more motivation, I thank you all."

The Crescent Suzuki technicians worked into the small hours of Sunday morning building new-specification engines for the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycles and their dedication was rewarded in superb fashion, giving Rizla Suzuki four victories in the opening six races of the season.

Suzuki's GB marketing director, Ichiro Kondo, was on hand to see the action and he ended the day a very happy man. "Today's results are awesome and prove that the GSX-R1000 is a great bike and still ahead of the chasing pack. Thank you to Rizla, Dunlop and all the team sponsors for their support," he said.

"But today a special mention must go to Crescent and the team for their untiring efforts. Victory is down to team work and no team works harder than this one and they are getting the rewards they very much deserve.

"Yuki has a special place in our hearts and I am proud to say that watching him win again brought tears to mine and many people's eyes. John-san is leading the Championship and he is fantastic to watch, his control is second to none. Today has been an almost perfect result for Rizla Suzuki and the GSX-R1000."

The fourth round of the British Superbike Championship is at Oulton Park in Cheshire next weekend, with racing taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 3rd. After scoring its first 1-2 result of the year at Snetterton, the team is looking forward to Oulton Park, the circuit where it recorded its last 1-2 result late last year.

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