Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow's Jerez MotoGP from the front row of the grid as he bids to halt his Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez's dominant run of victories.

Marquez clinched his fourth consecutive pole start of the 2014 championship and is gunning for a fourth straight win to extend his advantage at the top of the standings.

Pedrosa, though, made some gains with the RC213V during final qualifying in Spain and is targeting a flying start in his attempt to exert some pressure on the seemingly unstoppable Marquez.

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"We took a step forward with the bike set-up today and also went better with the race tyres. In the qualifying session we tried to do as well as possible, but it is always difficult to put in a really fast lap," he said.

"Tomorrow we will try to get a good start, then have a good race."

Pedrosa completed two flying laps, clocking a best time in 1m 38.630s to finish half-a-second adrift of his team-mate in third place on the front row and 0.089s behind Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.

The Spanish star is currently second in the championship, 19 points behind Marquez and 15 points ahead of Valentino Rossi.