Michael Laverty was left frustrated and annoyed by a missed opportunity at the Dutch TT with the Irishman finishing the race 17th after an aborted pitstop to change from wet tyres to slicks.

Speaking after the race the PBM rider told Crash.net: "I'm really annoyed because I made the right call with wets at the start and I didn't take any chances when it started to dry. I made the jump early to my dry bike, but when I came in the boys hadn't got the bike ready, it was still on a wet set-up.

"So I had to do another lap before it was ready and by that time my race was already done.

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"When I came in was the right time to come in and it was before everyone else so I would have had a few laps to get up to speed. Unfortunately though the team couldn't read my mind out there and didn't anticipate me coming in and have the spare bike ready. I can't be too angry with them though but I'm just frustrated to miss an opportunity like today because even after the second stop I was racing with Broc [Parkes, team-mate] so if the bike was ready that time I would have been on for a good result. It's just one of those things."

Rookie Parkes went on to finish in a career best eleventh place, while Laverty crossed the line in 21st.

"I thought that if it rained properly that we'd have had a chance but that if it was in between that anything could happen," continued Laverty. "That was the scenario that we had and it was wet for half the track but not wet enough to call it a wet track. I didn't take too many chances and I just tried to hang in there and not lose too much ground before the change to dry tyres. It could have been a whole lot different today but there's no point talking about ifs and buts, we just weren't prepared enough and it cost us."

Mixed track conditions are arguably the toughest for a MotoGP rider, while the difference in set-up between wet and dry bikes adds a further dimension to the challenge.

"It's hard to manage the change from wets to slicks because the bike is so soft and flexible on wets and then it's hard to generate the heat into the dry tyres so it takes a few laps to get going on the dry tyres after you make the change. It's a tough transition, especially when there are drops of rain in the air, because you've got to generate heat with these tyres to make them work."