Dani Pedrosa feels that the key for his chances at this weekend's Misano MotoGP is to make the most of the available track time in practice and develop a good setting for Sunday's race.

Misano has historically seen very competitive qualifying sessions even though races have tended to see a dominant victor; Pedrosa's 2010 victory the closest race with the Spaniard finished 2s ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.

When asked what will is the most important thing for him ahead of this weekend he answered by saying finding a good base setup and getting as much relevant data from dry weather sessions would be key.

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"It's a track where the laptimes are really close and it's hard to make a difference in practice, but in the race it's different and I think it's important to be consistent in practice and find the best setting," said Pedrosa.

"It's not a track with a lot of grip and there are many bumps around the track so setting the bike up is key. You need to use the time well because we've had many wet sessions in this GP and here there can be thunder storms. Last year I struggled with the tyres in qualifying and I hope that this weekend we can do a better job."

At the previous race Pedrosa was unable to keep the pace of Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo and eventually finished fourth. When asked whether his team had been able to find out what the problem was at the British Grand Prix Pedrosa simply said, "We were lacking a little bit of rear grip at Silverstone but I wasn't slow in any section but I also wasn't really special in any section either."