Casey Stoner believes he has the underlying pace to achieve more at Sepang than the second-row grid slot he called "disappointing,
Having struggled with his injuries on his comeback last weekend at Motegi, the Australian was in good form early on in Malaysia, ending Friday's sole dry session second fastest. His momentum was disrupted by a washed-out second session however, while setup issues have continued to frustrate.
"Our potential is much higher than where we are currently at and now we go into the race without any real direction," Stoner said.
"Every step we take to try and improve the bike, we make it worse and it's becoming very frustrating. It's been a really disappointing weekend, but especially today.
"We've had pace all weekend and the first session looked promising but we've had problems with the brakes and some other small issues. Physically, I'm not sure how I am going to be as we haven't been able to complete many laps this weekend, our pace is there and I just hope that we can make some small improvements in tomorrow's warm-up."