James Toseland was left wondering what might have been as he finished 14th in the latest round of the MotoGP at Phillip Island in Australia.
The Tech 3 Yamaha rider was deemed to have jumped the start and faced a ride-through penalty early on.
But the Ramsey redisent didn't agree with the decision, "I'm really struggling to describe how I feel right now, all I can say is I feel the jump start decision was incredibly harsh and I am extremely disappointed.
"I have looked at the start on TV and I can't see I've done anything wrong.
"I was confident of a strong race today and I was latched onto the back of the group fighting for fifth.
"I felt my pace was strong enough to have put up a strong fight for a positive result, but the ride-through ended all that.
"I'm not going to let this disappointment stop me from giving my all to finish this season on a high at the last two races."
The race was won by Australian Casey Stoner for the third year in a row.
Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa completed the podium.