Dani Pedrosa was more upbeat after the Repsol Honda rider made some improvements during final qualifying to earn a front row spot for the Valencia MotoGP.
Pedrosa is chasing his third win of the season after taking the honours at Motegi in Japan and Sepang last time out in Malaysia for his first victories of the season.
The 30-year-old was unhappy with the performance of his RC213V on Friday but qualified third fastest to join Jorge Lorenzo and team-mate Marc Marquez on the front row for the last race of 2015.
“I'm happy to be at this GP because I'm coming from good races in good form with the team and working well,” said Pedrosa, who lapped in 1m 30.516s to finish only 0.017s behind Marquez but half-a-second off Lorenzo.
“We were here yesterday with not the best feeling because maybe these problems with the tyres, but today we made some improvement so our pace is better and more comfortable and this gives us more confidence.
“Anyway we have to check the weather and temperature and decide and try to be more focused tomorrow and try to do the best laps we can because it's important in this track not to overheat too much the tyres,” he added.
“I'm very happy for this, also for my team and for my fans. It's always a great way to be in the final Grand Prix, so tomorrow will try to be very focused and try to do the best that we can and do a good race because it's always important to finish strong.”
Pedrosa anticipates a special atmosphere on Sunday at Valencia with the title set to be decided between Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.
“I think it's going to be interesting to see how many people are on the grandstands tomorrow and how early they are already here, so I think from the morning it's going to be more fans than usual and more energy and we will try to use that to give back a good race,” he said.