Marc Marquez believes his Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa is the most talented rider in MotoGP.
Since his promotion from Moto2 for the 2013 season, Marquez has broken an array of different records on his way to back-to-back world titles before Jorge Lorenzo was crowned champion this year.
However, the Spaniard believes Pedrosa, yet to claim a MotoGP title, deserves immense credit for his ability to handle a bike despite his slender physical stature.
"If we talk about pure talent, Dani is the best of us all. He's the smallest rider and he has to deal with the power of a MotoGP bike," Marquez told Speedweek.
"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 22-year-old lauded the impact Pedrosa had on developing his style.
"Dani showed me how to ride a MotoGP bike. You must be aggressive, take the corner and see what happens on the brakes," Marquez added.
"Instinctively, I would use a more rounded riding style, but Dani's style is faster."