Eugene Laverty could not hide his disappointment after two crashes culminated in another dismal World Superbike race day at Donington Park.

Already on the back foot after qualifying tenth tricky weather conditions, Laverty was making gains in the first race, only to get his knee caught on the grass through the Esses, 'ripping' him from the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki and out of the race.

Similar poor fortune was to come in race two when Laverty lost the front-end at the Goddards left-hander to plunge to the back of the field. Though he would remount and ascend back into the points in 13th, it was another frustrating day amidst a difficult run of form for the Irishman.

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"The tough run continues. Race one we were looking strong but I made a mistake, through the chicane I dug my knee into the grass and it ripped me from the bike and I had a huge crash. In the second race your guess is as good as mine!

"I was just cruising because I needed to stay on-board to get a decent finish, and suddenly I lost the front. It's disappointing because the potential is so good."

Laverty will now switch his focus to a new challenge this week when he travels to Japan to sample Suzuki's MotoGP machine at Okayama and then again at Phillip Island.