Dani Pedrosa secured his best qualifying position since returning from the injury that ruled him out of three races for the Dutch MotoGP despite suffering from chatter issues.

Fast throughout Thursday, Pedrosa initially struggled to recreate that early pace on Friday morning before his final time of 1m 32.987s secured a spot on the front of the second row in the afternoon Q2 shootout.

It was the 29-year old's best qualifying performance since the first round at Qatar. Speaking after qualifying, Pedrosa stated he was looking forward to the 26-lap race after several adjustments improved his set-up.

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"Maybe yesterday I was a little more up in position but more or less the lap times were similar," he said. "I think the track improve a little bit on grip and it was a little faster. I struggled this morning more with the setting of yesterday but we made some adjustments and [we're] just looking forward to the race.

"Qualifying was super tight and actually I'm impressed at how tight it can be. It's a better qualifying than in the last races so that's positive. I'm still in a good position. So tomorrow I'll hope to do a good start this time and do a good beginning of the race. I haven't been strong in the last ones. I hope to find myself there in the beginning and then we'll see.

"The weather here is always a thing to take care of. Tomorrow we don't know if it's going to be one thing. Changes or some kind of spray here, anything can happen and you must be super focused. With the bike too, the setting and the rhythm but also these things count a lot in the track. Maybe the race is faster or not, we don't know yet."

As fellow RC213V runner Cal Crutchlow complained of chatter throughout the two days of free practice, Pedrosa admitted he had struggled with the same issue.

"Mostly it's with new tyres," he said. "I can't really say why. Maybe [it's a disadvantage at the start of the race]. Chatter is better not to think about!"

In what is his fourth race after corrective surgery alleviated a persistent arm pump issue, Pedrosa also said his condition is regularly 'coming better.'

"[It's] Improving. Like I said, especially the post practice is way better because the recovery is faster, the swelling is less. Also from Friday to Saturday the pain is less. That's a very positive sign. I'm not full riding when I'm not at the GP because I need time to recover to make a solid preparation for the next race. Slowly it's coming better and that's very positive."