Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa finished a narrow second behind team-mate Marc Marquez on day one at the San Marino MotoGP, despite complaining of rear grip issues.

Pedrosa, who trails championship leader Marquez by 30 points, set his fastest lap of 1m 34.233 seconds on his penultimate lap in FP2 this afternoon at the Marco Simoncelli circuit at Misano, 0.033 seconds down on Marquez.

He suffered with front brake vibration in both sessions, but Pedrosa pointed to a lack of rear grip as his biggest concern.

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"In general, today we managed to have two good practice sessions. The only problem is that we are lacking some grip in the rear," he said.

"It was hard to find the necessary traction during the sessions and we hope to be able to improve this tomorrow.

"The track condition didn't help us today either, as the asphalt wasn't very grippy. Despite all this, tomorrow we will be looking for a good qualifying session, which is the important thing."