Voltcom Crescent Suzuki manager Paul Denning admits it is 'strange' to be coming away from Australia feeling a sense of disappointment on the day when it picked up Suzuki's first WSBK win since 2010.

Two years after making the move into World Superbikes, Crescent Racing is celebrating a memorable victory courtesy of Eugene Laverty's charging ride to victory in the first race of the 2014 season, a win that also marks a first for Suzuki in the category since Leon Haslam won at Kyalami in 2010.

Despite this, however, there remains a tinge of disappointment after Laverty went on to suffer a technical issue in the second race whilst dicing for the lead, a frustration that Denning has vowed not to allow to happen again.

"It's very strange to have won our first ever World Superbike race - and in such a dominant fashion - and still be leaving Phillip Island feeling very disappointed! As a team we are very sorry to have let Eugene down in race two when another podium - and quite possibly another win - was on the cards. We will do everything in our power to ensure it's the last time!

"I have to once again thank the team and all our partners for getting us and the Suzuki GSX-R back in to the winner's circle and on top of that, thank Eugene for believing in this project and for riding with such aggression, precision and outright desire to win."



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