Stefan Bradl admitted he was not 'completely happy' after a sixth place finish in the Dutch MotoGP was the best he could muster following his maiden front row start in the premier class.

Bradl shone in qualifying as he clocked the third fastest time but quickly dropped down the order on the opening laps and in the end in a lonely sixth position, four seconds ahead of Alvaro Bautista.

LCR Honda rider Bradl admitted he had hoped for a stronger result.

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"Honestly we are not completely happy because we were expecting a better result after our first front row," he said.

"The sixth position is still okay but we missed something to catch the guys in the front.

"Actually we could not repeat yesterday's lap times and I felt the bike was heavier to turn and this cost us a lot of time in corner entries.

"Some riders passed me in the beginning on [braking] because I was not able to fix my braking point and I struggled to find my references," he added.

"I was not able to put the things together and reduce the gap to the front.

"Now we move to Argentina for a two-day test session and then my home race at Sachsenring. I am really looking forward to racing in front of my local fans."