World champion Marc Marquez brushed off questions regarding the size of his new factory Honda MotoGP salary - and if he would mind having Jorge Lorenzo as his 2015 team-mate.

Marquez has taken the premier-class by storm since his arrival at the start of last year, claiming the title at his first attempt and winning all four of this year's races from pole position.

Marquez's new contract is for a further two years, until the end of 2016.

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"I'm 21 years old at the moment and not looking at the salary, just the performance of the bike and performance of the team," said Marquez, speaking at Le Mans on Thursday.

Asked about rumours that he will be consulted about the identity of his future team-mate, and if it would be a problem should 2013 title rival Lorenzo be chosen, Marquez replied:

"Of course I need to have a team-mate and I know that in Honda my team-mate will be a strong guy, because it is the best team in MotoGP. It will be a strong rider but anyway for me it doesn't matter who will be my team-mate."

Dani Pedrosa has been team-mate to Marquez since the start of last year and is presently second in the world championship, compared with fifth for Yamaha's Lorenzo, making a strong case for retaining Pedrosa.


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I think Dani really needs to go to other teams, not because he is weak but because he needs to get new environment. His smooth style might be the best combination for the current Yamaha, and his weight is a great benefit since Yamaha is a bit down on power. He really needs to get a new environment.