“I am happy with the first half of the race but disappointed that I could not defend the second CRT position that I was in for most of the race.
“It was good to score another point and I want to thank the team for all their hard work.”
Team owner, Paul Bird, hailed the Austin MotoGP as a 'fantastic weekend'.
“That was a fantastic weekend for us and all credit to the riders and team.
“We have had four races, scored world championship points in half of them and had a worst finish of 17th on a brand new bike which we've built ourselves, so all things considered, it's been phenomenal really,” said Bird.
“We are climbing unchartered mountains with this project and I couldn't be happier with the results and especially the attitude and performance of the riders.”