For the past two rounds Dani Pedrosa has finished on the wrong-end of a close victory battle.

The Repsol Honda star lost out to Honda team-mate and title leader Marc Marquez by just 0.3s at Brno, then crossed the line in third, but only 1.5s from victory, last time at Silverstone.

Pedrosa also set a new lap record during the British race, making the end result all the more disappointing, and he has now slipped 30-points behind Marquez heading into this weekend's Misano round.

"I was slightly disappointed after Silverstone as we knew we had the speed and race pace to challenge for victory, anyway we must learn from the mistakes and move on," said Pedrosa.

"Misano is quite a tricky track and the grip level is always a challenge, but I enjoy riding there. I've had good results in the past even if last year we experienced a nightmare on race day!"

Pedrosa's 2012 title chances suffered a massive blow when he was taken down by Hector Barbera, after starting from the back of the grid due to tyre warmer problems, in last year's San Marino race.

"This year we arrive confident and looking to reduce the points to Marc in the Championship," Pedrosa added.

Pedrosa has not taken points from Marquez since June's Italian round, when Marquez made his only race mistake to date - falling while second to Jorge Lorenzo in the closing stages.

Silverstone winner and reigning MotoGP champion Lorenzo is now just nine points from Pedrosa.



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