Dani Pedrosa says the lack of control with his Repsol Honda ended his chances of a rostrum at the soaking wet Silverstone as rode conservatively to a fifth place finish.

The Spaniard complained of a similar lack of consistent feeling to Marc Marquez and admitted he didn't have the confidence to push any harder at the risk of crashing out like his team-mate did during the British Grand Prix at a soaking wet Silverstone.

"I was riding in the group and I could overtake Jorge Lorenzo and I was fourth I think. But I had not a good feeling with the bike," Pedrosa said. "In the warm-up I was very slow [11th, 2.285s off pace-setter Valentino Rossi] and couldn't get any grip in the rear wheel.

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"For the race we changed the bike a little bit so when I started the race I was not so confident so I lost a little bit as I was not as aggressive. Any time I tried to push a little bit harder the rear wanted to kick out and it was difficult.

"I tried to push but at the same time I couldn't go to the limit. At the end when the rain was stronger I was slower."

Despite a difficult race Pedrosa still made small inroads in the MotoGP riders' standings, taking two points off top satellite rider Bradley Smith who finished his home race in seventh, with Pedrosa moving to 102 points, 13 behind the Brit.