Tarran Mackenzie was devastated after crashing out whilst lying 2nd with one lap to go during race one of the Red Bull Rookies race at the 2nd Round of MotoGP 2013 in Texas.
The youngster, who is sponsored by Lexelle Limited, was unhurt but had a bad start in a shortened race two so could only fight through to 11th position.
He still left for home smiling and is confident for the next round at Jerez in two weeks time.
Tarran said: “‘A mistake cost me a great result this weekend but I really enjoyed running up front with race winners from last year.
“My riding has taken a big step forward so I can’t wait to get back on the bike in Spain. A big thanks to everyone for their support as always.”