Dani Pedrosa may have been quickest in both dry and wet conditions during Friday practice for the German MotoGP, but the Repsol Honda star still has questions unanswered.
Pedrosa, chasing his first win of the season and third in a row at the twisty Sachsenring circuit, was fastest by 0.087s from team-mate Casey Stoner in the dry morning session, then 0.076s ahead of local star Stefan Bradl after a soaking wet afternoon practice.
“The weekend has started pretty good for us; I felt comfortable in both the dry and wet conditions, but we only managed half of our plan today,” said Pedrosa.
“We wanted to test the hard rear tyres in the afternoon, because in theory the hardest compound should be working better in this track where you are leaning to the left a long time, and with the soft the bike slides a lot.
“Anyway, it's been also good to try the bike in the wet for one practice session because it looks like the weather will again be very unstable.”
Pedrosa also revealed that he was using the latest RC213V chassis, which appeared to get only a luke-warm reception at Assen.
“Today I've been using the new chassis we received in Assen and the feeling was ok, but weather permitting, I would like to compare both chassis again tomorrow before qualifying,” said the Spaniard.
“We've had a good start, but we cannot relax; the times are very close here, as usual, and we still have margin to improve".
Pedrosa, now 19 points from title leaders Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo, is strongly rumoured to have agreed terms for a new Repsol Honda contract.