Marc Marquez bluntly on Max Verstappen

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Max Verstappen, words of praise from Marc Marquez

From champion to champion, Marc Marquez did not hide from Max Verstappen at a meeting organized by Honda during ‘Thanks Days’ in Motegi.

“Max is an ambitious driver,” Marquez said in front of the two-time Formula 1 world champion, “it’s a characteristic I like. Then he is talented, but above all he is a ‘killer’.”

The eight-time MotoGp world champion was keen to explain his expression, “In sports, if you want to win and be the best of everyone, you have to be a ‘killer’: he is, I like the way he handles pressure. So many drivers have talent, so many test and are fast. But it’s in the race, when it counts, that you have to handle all the pressure in the world, and he’s someone who handles it very well.”

Max Verstappen won the F1 world championship in 2021, after a long battle with Hamilton that lasted practically until the last lap of the last Gp, and in 2022, at the end of a one-sided championship from mid-season on.

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