Ulsterman Ian Lowry remains in the hunt for a Showdown place but a crash and then problems with rear grip did the Padgett’s Honda man no favours in Scotland.
Lowry was running in the top five in both races but tucked the front going into Scotsman and then, in the second outing, his Pirelli only lasted nine laps before it gave up the ghost and he slowly slid down to tenth place.
"I'm really disappointed as the Padgett’s Honda has been running really well. It's beginning to be frustrating now and every weekend I'm running really well in practice and qualifying and then something goes wrong,” said Lowry.
“The crash in the first race was my own fault, I'm not really sure what happened but I was pushing quite hard and just tucked the front. I was pretty mad as I knew I had a good race pace and my times were really good and on the same pace as the front runners.
“I got a really good start in race two but from early on it was sliding about and I was struggling for grip. I'm a bit gutted as despite the crash I was feeling really confident going into race two after seeing my lap times from the first races. I'm still fifth in the Championship but I'm not happy I need to start getting good points again."