Verstappen racked up his second consecutive F1 championship this season however Marquez noticed his bid for a seventh MotoGP title halted by damage and his bike’s points.
Each males are powered by Honda but additionally share a mind-set, as they found after they met.
“What I like about Marc Marquez is that he’s a fighter, he by no means offers up”, Verstappen stated. “So he’s very decided, he’s a tricky rider.”
Marquez replied: “Max is formidable and I like that. Then clearly proficient. And a killer. In sports activities it’s a must to be a killer if you wish to be the perfect.
“The standard I love most in him? The way in which to handle stress. I imply, quite a lot of riders are quick, they’re proficient and so they go quick in apply. However then within the race, within the second, on that day? Managing all that stress is the toughest factor to do and he does it very nicely.”
Verstappen agreed: “Effectively, all in all it is kind of the identical factor for me. Using the bike is like that, there are lots of riders capable of do lap or trip nicely at a sure degree. The race weekend, nevertheless, may be very totally different to handle and there comes out actually the strongest, the one who has probably the most expertise.
“And Marc has been, even when these previous couple of years have been powerful for him due to the damage. Earlier than he bought damage, I awoke within the morning ready for the race figuring out that he would win it 99%. I really like MotoGP and it is unbelievable, I can not wait to see him in full type once more.”
Verstappen and Marquez are additionally the youngest-ever race winners of their respective classes.
Marquez: “I used to be 20, now I am 29, it has been a very long time.”
Verstappen: “I used to be 18 and now I am 25, so seven years in the past. However I by no means thought I needed to be the youngest to win, it is simply one thing that occurred. That point it was nice to win the race, statistics are another factor.”
Marquez: “We are going to speak about it once more solely when somebody manages to beat that report. It is life, it occurs. Championships are rather more necessary.”
Verstappen’s favorite factor about MotoGP? He says: “I really like watching MotoGP after which it is good that so many various producers can win a race, I feel that is the perfect.”
Marquez stated about Method One: “F1 drivers have this unbelievable capacity to maintain their focus excessive for a lot of consecutive laps, speak to the staff, belief them… as a MotoGP rider you discover it exhausting to think about it, since you are solely centered on the race.
“As a substitute, in Method 1 it’s a must to be utterly centered on the observe and belief the wall 100%. They’ll ship me indications at vital moments, possibly whether it is essential for the championship. In any other case I say they do not have permission.”