Samsung Honda’s Michael Laverty had another weekend of pain by his standards to compound his poor Brands Hatch with only 13 points taken away from a possible 50 at Thruxton.
The Irishman was again caught out in qualifying but a problem with tyres put paid to any thoughts he had of some podiums in Hampshire .
“It has been a tough weekend really and in the first race my grid position gave me a lot of work to do. In race two I said to the team to go to a harder tyre but it was a mistake as our bike works well around here with the softer tyre. When they put the harder tyre in we had to make too many changes to the bike and we didn’t have any grip,” he said.