“At the end of the day he's won the title and whether he's aggressive or not that's the way it is. Some people are aggressive and some are not.
“His biggest strength is that when everyone else is worried about something he isn't. Do you remember about his eye last year? Everyone was whinging about it and worrying about it but he came to the first race and won.
“I believe he's a very, very good rider.”
Marquez, who wrapped up the Moto2 title last time in Australia, will race for Repsol Honda in MotoGP next season, taking over Casey Stoner's factory RCV.