Cal Crutchlow expressed his frustration at the lack of testing opportunities after suffering his fourth DNF of the season during Sunday's Czech Republic MotoGP.

The Englishman fell from his LCR Honda on lap 15 of 22 at Brno, while in tenth place.

"We never had a good setting all weekend," said Crutchlow, who qualified 10th and was just 13th at the end of the opening lap.

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"I got a bad start, as per usual, and after that I thought that I could follow Dani [Pedrosa] through the field but I think that we chose the wrong rear tyre, with the hard, and with the medium I think that we could have been able to push harder in the early laps.

"I was stuck behind a few riders and it seemed that when Dani passed a rider I couldn't get past them immediately and go with him."

The Englishman's race then came to a premature end when he lost the front of his RC213V.

"I had no grip front or rear," he said. "I went into the corner just as I had done the previous lap and I lost the front. We need to go to the next race and find a solution to be more competitive."

Crutchlow believes testing is needed to return to the kind of form that saw him claim third place in Argentina. A rare day of in-season testing is being held at Brno on Monday, but that is with the 2016 Michelins rather than this year's Bridgestone tyres.

"The biggest problem is that we need testing and the Michelin test doesn't help us at all," Crutchlow said. "We need to be able to ride the bike without the pressures of a race weekend where we can try some things and see what works.

"The last [Bridgestone] test at Catalunya was wet and I did five laps before it rained. At Jerez we had a good day but at the moment we're in a bad situation but this is racing.

"I'm not the worst factory Honda out there and it seems that Marc can ride this bike well, Dani can ride it well at certain circuits. It's a learning process with the bike but we're at the start of that curve. I've had about 7,000km on a Honda and Dani's had about 200,000km.

"At the moment we're not as competitive as were at the start of the season and we need to get that back. I feel that we need to be able to test to do that but unfortunately the rules don't allow us to that. The way that we enter the corner isn't fast enough, but on corner exit we're as fast as anyone.

"We've changed the bike, and that's my fault as well because I guide the settings. I know we'll get more competitive though."

Crutchlow is now ninth in the world championship with seven rounds to go. The next event will be his home round at Silverstone.