Jon Kirkham was unable to live up to his promise in qualifying as he finished seventh and ninth at Donington Park yesterday.

Kirkham had showed plenty of promise on Saturday when he earned a front row start after setting the fourth fastest lap, but admitted his results had left him feeling "frustrated".

The Samsung Honda man felt he was losing vital time in the first two sectors at Donington, venue for the ninth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship and the final meeting before the three-round Showdown.

Kirkham said: "It was good to qualify on the front row of the grid and I had good pace then but in the races, while I was good in the first two sectors, I lost time in the third and that was frustrating as this is my home circuit.

"I made a mess of the start in the first race and cooked my tyre in the second and I couldn't stay with the leading pack."

Kirkham's team-mate, Michael Laverty, finished on the rostrum twice, taking third and second in the two races on the other Samsung Honda Fireblade.