Dani Pedrosa says he is pleased to be starting on the front row for the Indianapolis Grand Prix as he looks to stall the momentum of in-form Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez.

The Spaniard, who is now almost fully recovered from the collarbone injury he sustained at the Sachsenring, is currently 16 points behind rookie Marquez in the standings and has struggled to match the pace of his counterpart this weekend.

Nonetheless, Pedrosa - winner of the Indianapolis Grand Prix last season - was pleased to secure third place on the grid and is feeling positive about his chances come race day.

"Things went well, we were able to improve our times, so I'm happy! Starting from the first row is good for us and the feeling with the bike is more positive, but we still have to choose the rear tyre. The important thing for tomorrow is to start well and have a good race."