Eugene Laverty has described his World Superbike race day at Assen as a 'big disaster' after crashing out of both races on a circuit he had expected a strong showing at.

Save for being caught out by changeable weather in qualifying, Laverty had come into race day confident of positive results to make up for frustrating weekend last time out at Motorland Aragon.

However, Assen would prove an event to forget after he crashed out of the dry first race whilst running in contention for a top five finish, the Irishman 'angry' with his own costly error.

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"We had a bad start in the first race but we had a strong pace; it was a clear 11 points so I'm really angry that I threw those away."

Worse was the follow, however, in the wet second race, with Laverty struggling with rear grip long before it spun from underneath him with three laps remaining.

"The second race I just had a terrible feeling with the bike, after we went off the line I just had absolutely no rear grip and it was a crash waiting to happen! With three laps to go I thought 'I've stayed on this far' and then suddenly I did a 180 and I was in the air.

A miserable weekend for the Phillip Island race winner, Laverty is disappointed to be leaving the Netherlands with nothing to show for having expected a strong showing.

"A terrible day, two non-finishes is a big disaster. This was a track where I felt we could be strong, Friday and Saturday we were, so to leave with no points is a big disappointment."