Cal Crutchlow's final race for the French-based Yamaha Tech 3 team ended in disappointment as the British rider fell unhurt on lap 10.

Crutchlow, who has joined the factory Ducati team for 2014, had passed team-mate Bradley Smith for sixth place and was in pursuit of the leading group when he touched a kerb and crashed out.

"The last race with my Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team didn't really go according to plan," said Crutchlow, who ended the season in fifth position.

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"I'm feeling probably more disappointed for the team than for myself. We had an engine failure this morning and could only manage to run two full laps, so we were going into the race a little blind with the set-up we had wanted to try.

"But I had a good feeling with the bike and after passing Bradley, I tried to close the gap to the riders in front of me but unfortunately I touched the curb and lost the front."

Crutchlow, now looking ahead to a new challenge with Ducati, said he was satisfied overall with his performances this season on the satellite Yamaha M1.

"We still made sure of fifth in the world championship which was my target for this season, so I can't be too upset with how this year went.

"I want to say thank you again to the whole team, we had three great years and a lot of good memories together.

"I learned a lot during my time with the team, but now it's time for me to move on to a new adventure."