Eugene Laverty says he is still honing the Yamaha to suit his riding style after a difficult race day at Donington Park saw him bring home just two points.
The Irishman was on the back foot heading into the races after his Superpole accident left him 13th on the grid, but having failed to make progress during the opening laps, Laverty high-sided off the circuit and into retirement at Coppice on lap four.
Though taken to the medical centre, Laverty was unhurt and lined up for the second race, where he continued to struggle in the mid-field, eventually crossing the line in 14th position.
With Yamaha team-mate Marco Melandri scoring a race win, Laverty was frustrated with the results, claiming there is still work to be done for the bike to suit his riding style.
“Not a good day today. The race one crash was bizarre; I don't really know what happened. I almost crashed in the corner before and lost a little bit of confidence afterwards. Race two started well but I had to push really hard.
“We still haven't found the right settings for me; we need to fine tune to suit my riding style. I know I've got potential, so do the bike and the team, we just need to work hard to combine it all.”