James Toseland has expressed his frustration at being forced to start the two World Superbike races at the Nurburgring from the second row after finishing no higher than eighth.
Toseland set a lap time good enough for third on the grid during Superpole, but was demoted to eighth when he was judged to have exited the pit lane before he was permitted to do so.
Describing it as a 'punishment that doesn't match the crime', Toseland endured a difficult race day in Germany, crashing on lap two of the first race before being embroiled in battle for an eventual eighth place finish in race two.
Expressing his frustration with the modest outcome to the day, Toseland insists he would have performed better had he started where he qualified.
“When race one restarted I got a decent get away and was coming up behind Tom Sykes and accidentally lost the front. Not being on the front row makes it really difficult here, after the first few corners it gets really spread out and it's difficult to catch up.
“It was very frustrating to be relegated to the second row, I don't really think the punishment matched the crime in this instance. I seemed to struggle with braking power in the start of the second race and also struggled with the rear grip from the softer rear tyre. We will regroup and go to Imola and give it 100% as always."