LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl battled to eighth place in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone after suffering a hand injury during a qualifying spill.
Bradl hurt the fourth finger on his left hand in the crash on Saturday morning.
The reigning Moto2 world champion was hampered by the injury throughout the race, but overall was satisfied he made the most of a bad situation by earning some solid points on Sunday with a brave ride on his RC213V.
“We can be happy overall because today we improved our pace, both in the warm-up and in the race,” said Bradl.
“Unfortunately yesterday I crashed in FP3 and that cost us a lot of track time, but it could be worse than this, I mean I could have broken my finger.
“So it's not been the perfect weekend for us, but we have to take the positive things,” he added.
“Today my start was not perfect due to the injured finger and I lost the feeling for the first laps. Then I got passed by some riders and it was tough to overtake them again.
“In the middle of the race [Cal] Crutchlow passed me and I made a small mistake with the clutch because the downshifting was harder with this painful finger,” said Bradl.
“Anyway our lap times until the end of the race were pretty fast so this means we have a good potential.”