Jonathan Rea says he is 'really disappointed' to be starting down in tenth place for the two World Superbike races at Laguna Seca after crashing during Superpole.

The Ulsterman was on for a good lap when he came down around the low speed final bend, Rea getting going again but unable to get the tyres to work again for another flying lap.

Leaving him tenth on the grid, Rea admits he is 'gutted' to be starting down on the fourth row around a circuit that is notoriously difficult to pass on, even if he thinks his PATA Honda is good enough to come through the pack.

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"I'm really disappointed with my Superpole result because I made a mistake in the final corner on my first lap with the Q and crashed. It made it very hard to go fast again, even though I was able to re-mount and go again. But I couldn't go faster than I went on my race tyre. I'm really gutted because tenth place is a fourth row start and it's a long way back, especially at a circuit like Laguna where it's difficult to pass.

"It's definitely made the races tough work but you can look at these things two ways. I'm going to take the positive view and go out tomorrow and really do the best I can and fight for what I can achieve. I think I can enjoy that side of it because I know our pace is quite good.

"They guys have done a great job all weekend making the bike better and better and we've made good progress. It makes it more disappointing not to at least give ourselves a fighting chance for a podium with a good start, but we'll do the best we can from the fourth row and I'm really up for it."