Dani Pedrosa was critical of the track surface at Silverstone as the Repsol Honda rider clocked the third fastest lap of the day.

Pedrosa's fastest time of 2m 03.192 seconds left him 0.458s down on Jorge Lorenzo and 0.234s behind team-mate Marc Marquez as he struggled to counter 'many slides'.

The Spanish star, who trails Marquez at the top of the MotoGP world championship by 29 points, said: "Normally here it is super-cold, so now in this weather I had a chance to try both tyres but nothing is clear at the moment.

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"The asphalt was not so grippy today and I had many slides at almost every corner.

"Some parts I like, but some others are not perfect but I don't now what has happened in one year because the asphalt is terrible.

"The track is super-bumpy and sometimes it is hard to get through with the hard compound front, so tomorrow we will try to get some more grip."

After experimenting with both the soft and hard compound Bridgestone tyres on his RC213V, Pedrosa was undecided on which combination works best.

"I was trying to get some rhythm on the track [in FP1] but in the afternoon I was able to go a little faster. It was not the perfect feeling but I had a chance [to try both tyres] and that was important.

"There wasn't much in the way of a positive feel with that compound [hard], because we lacked rear grip, but nevertheless we got some fairly good times with it."

Pedrosa is recovering from a broken collarbone but admitted the injury didn't cause him too many problems on the first day at Silverstone.

"This morning I had some pain [with shoulder] but this afternoon I was feeling a little better.

"My will is to win races and I'm willing to win another race. The race is two days away and I'm not thinking if somebody else is going to win," he said.

"I'm here today enjoying the racing and again tomorrow and then on Sunday we will do the race."