One year after suffering a near fatal accident at Cadwell Park, Rizla Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama took an emotional victory and a podium third on his courageous return to the Lincolnshire circuit and the 11th round of the Think! British Superbike Championship.

Yuki had no opposition in the second race of the day, which was run under wet but drying conditions, leading from start to finish and never looking like he would be challenged.

His fourth win of the season, on top of a third in the first race, takes Yuki to within six points of third place in the overall standings.

"Before I come here, I had many bad memories of Cadwell Park from last year and my big accident," explained Kagayama. "But now I have only good memories and thoughts. I wanted so much to win and beat Cadwell Park. I am so happy.

"Thank you my fans for supporting me and my team for helping me so much to win this race. Now, one year later, I have finished with good memories and my body is nearly completely healed. How you say? This is full circle. I now want to win more races this year and help John-san to take title for best team in British Superbikes, Rizla Suzuki!"

Suzuki has a strong 77-point lead in the manufacturers table with just 100-points left to score.

Championship leader John Reynolds did not finish the first race after falling on the fifth lap, but scored a solid eighth place in the second event to go into the final two rounds of the Championship with a 33-point advantage over his nearest rival Michael Rutter, who won the first and failed to finish in the second race.

"I normally shift from fourth to third on the change of direction at turn one," said Reynolds. "I missed getting the bike into third and ran wide and crashed early on in the first race. Luckily I wasn't hurt physically, although my Championship hopes took a bit of a fall in that turn. Thank you to all the fans along the start-finish straight who cheered and applauded as I walked back to the pits, you gave me a big lift just when I needed it most.

"Race two and the wet but drying conditions are probably the worst for any rider to try and race under. It's a tyre lottery and even then, you can be caught out very quickly by track conditions. I rode as hard as I could with my bike and tyre set-up and was determined to finish at all costs. I achieved that and stole a few points back on Michael in the process. It's game on for the Championship still. Oulton Park where we visit next is historically a good track for Rizla Suzuki. I'll be looking for a change in my recent fortune when we go there in two weeks time and need to win races."

The 12th and penultimate round of the 2005 Championship takes place at Oulton Park on September 12th, the scene of Rizla Suzuki's double 1-2 victory celebrations earlier in the season and a happy hunting ground for the team.

"Yukio Kagayama is a true hero," said Paul Denning, the Rizla team manager. "He showed determination, effort, riding ability and sheer courage on his Rizla Suzuki at Cadwell Park today, especially when you consider the life-threatening crash he suffered here last August. It is a fairy tale ending for a very difficult time in general for Yuki and the whole team salutes him as the world-class rider and competitor he is.

"JR had a challenging day but he leaves here leading the series and still very much the man everyone else needs to beat. Oulton Park is a circuit where Rizla Suzuki scored its best ever results last time we visited and we'll be looking for more of the same in a fortnight's time. The Championship is still JR's aim and Yuki is back on track to challenge for third in the series; those are the targets and we have the riders, the bikes and the team to achieve them."