Emmett rides through pain barrier

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John Reynolds, with a victory and a third place, took the lead in the British Superbike Championship standings in the second round at Brands Hatch yesterday.

But the real hero was Sean Emmett, who raced through the pain barrier to win the second race after his Monster Mob Ducati slammed down heavily on the second lap of the first race in a tangle with Glen Richards.

"I got a bit of slide, my feet were off the pegs and I was out of the seat but I thought I had corrected it. But then Glen cannoned into me," Emmett said.

Though he was badly bruised, Richards finished seventh in the second race in which Emmett held off Michael Rutter by a split second with Reynolds third.

Earlier, Reynolds had taken a comfortable victory on his Rizla Suzuki, ahead of the HM Plant Honda Fireblade of Rutter, with Yukio Kagayama third.

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