Dani Pedrosa is seeking more rear grip after the Repsol Honda rider admitted he had a 'bad qualifying session' after finishing Q2 in eighth position.

Pedrosa's fastest lap was seventh tenths slower than his Repsol Honda team-mate and pole man Marc Marquez and the Spanish rider will have his hands full as he starts the Indianapolis MotoGP from the third row.

"In qualifying I wasn't able to improve my best time with my second tyre, because I couldn't do it on the three attempts I had at a hot lap," he said.

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"When you don't improve on this second run, you are always going to have people move ahead of you on the grid.

"The times are very close and unfortunately for us we had a bad qualifying session. In any case, I will work with the team tonight and tomorrow morning to try to find a faster pace for the race, and look for a little more rear grip."

Pedrosa has finished inside the top two in the past four years at Indianapolis but isn't a fan of the new lay-out in place for 2014.