Dani Pedrosa was unhappy with his start to the MotoGP World Championship weekend finale even though the Repsol Honda rider finished third fastest overall on Friday at Valencia in Spain.
Pedrosa, who won last time out at Sepang in Malaysia to score his second win of the season after clinching victory at Motegi in Japan, posted his fastest time of the day in FP2 with a lap in 1m 31.377s to finish two tenths behind Jorge Lorenzo.
However, the 30-year-old is seeking more grip from the rear at the Ricardo Tormo circuit with the RCV and spent most of the opening two practice sessions working on the issue.
“Even though we finished third for the day, it's not been a great start to the GP. My first feeling when I went out on track this morning was that we needed a bit more grip with the rear,” said Pedrosa.
“We spent most of the day working on this issue and we must continue to work on the bike set-up tomorrow to solve this small problem and to be faster for qualifying.
“I'm not sure how the race will play out at the moment, I'm just focusing on improving for tomorrow.”
Pedrosa is fourth in the championship standings but is only two points ahead of Ducati's Andrea Iannone.