Battle-scarred James Ellison
bagged more MotoGP World Championship points in the Dutch TT at Assen, but the British rider was badly hindered by the effects of his Silverstone crash.
The CRT rider finished in 14th place for the second successive race on the PBMUK machine, but described the result as 'a bad day at the office'.
Ellison, who lost out on 13th place on the final lap when he was passed by Valentino Rossi
– who had been forced to make a pit stop to change his rear tyre – said: “To sum it up bluntly, it was a bad day at the office. I was in a lot of pain from my Silverstone crash and have been getting treatment and painkillers before and after every session but it just proved too difficult in the race.
“I pushed so hard every lap but was missing apexes and even ran off the track early in the race which put us last.
“I worked hard to fight back and the lighter fuel load was helping but it was all too little too late.
“To top it off Rossi pipped us on the line by 0.002s to take another point,” Ellison added.
“I'm just gutted for the whole team and Aprilia as they worked hard to give me a good bike and I'm sorry that I couldn't capitalise on getting more points.
“I'll be working hard to get fit for Germany and make up for this weekend.”