Stefan Bradl saw his weekend potential come to nothing with a crash on the second lap of the Dutch TT at Assen. The German was outstanding in qualifying, going fourth fastest to secure his career best grid position, but minutes into the race, Bradl had come unstuck at Mandeveen.

The LCR Honda rider held his hands up and accepted the blame for the crash and hopes to learn the lessons of yesterday's race as he heads to his home Grand Prix next weekend at the Sachsenring.

“Well… I do not have so much to say. Yesterday we obtained a very good grid position and today I took another good start. In the first laps the feeling with the bike was great and I could easily close the little gap to Spies. I do not remember last time I has such a good feeling in the first laps but I have to be honest… Probably I was too much aggressive in braking into turn 10 and I crashed. It's my mistake and I am very sorry for the guys: today we could get a very positive result. Now I want to learn from my mistakes making another step forward ahead my home race. The potential is there and we are capable to race with the top riders”.