Marquez: Pedrosa is the most talented

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez believes that his teammate Dani Pedrosa is the most naturally talented rider in MotoGP.

Though Pedrosa has only won six times since being partnered with Marquez over three years he looked very good towards the end of the 2015 season.

Marquez told Speedweek he believes that one of the issues that has stopped his teammate from being more successful is his small frame 5'2" (1m58) which does make him more prone to injuries. 

"If we talk about pure talent, Dani is the best of us all," Marquez told Speedweek. "He's the smallest rider and he has to deal with the power of a MotoGP bike.

"Just for that, he deserves respect, and he's very good when the track goes from being dry to wet.

"His physique has sometimes hindered him. Accidents often lead to injuries that can make him more cautious."

The two-time world champion added that his aggressive fast riding style was modelled on that of Pedrosa's.

"Dani showed me how to ride a MotoGP bike," said the 22-year-old. "You must be aggressive, take the corner and see what happens on the brakes.

"Instinctively, I would use a more rounded riding style, but Dani's style is faster."