Dani Pedrosa is focused on sealing his first victory of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship in Texas on Sunday after qualifying in second spot behind team-mate Marc Marquez.

Pedrosa reduced Marquez's commanding advantage of more than a second on Friday to 0.289s in final qualifying, capitalising on an improved set-up to secure his place alongside the defending world champion on the front row for the Austin MotoGP.

Pedrosa finished as the runner-up at the Circuit of The Americas in 2013 and hopes he can take an extra step to scale the top step on this occasion.

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"We improved the bike a lot today and I was able to ride much better than yesterday," he said.

"I managed to come very close in qualifying and hope to take advantage of all my chances to win tomorrow's race. Last year we came second so I will look to take one step further tomorrow.

"Marc is doing a good job and is very fast over one lap. But I'm happy with the improvements today.

"I'm not worried about the others, my target is to do the maximum every lap to the finish."

Stefan Bradl made it an all-Honda front row as the German rider slotted into third place on his LCR machine.