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MotoGP star hails Alonso's ‘second youth' in F1

Apr.17 Top MotoGP rider and six-time champion Marc Marquez has hit back at the notion that Fernando Alonso should have hung up his helmet. Ferrari's 26-year-old Charles Leclerc this week declared that although Alonso 'deserves his place' on the grid, 'there are so many young people who deserve a place' too. 'It's not easy to find the balance,' said Leclerc. The implication is that, as he approaches his 43rd birthday, Alonso might have been morally obliged to step aside rather than sign his new Aston Martin deal, which will see his F1 career stretch out to an eye-watering 23 full seasons – and counting. But Marquez, who like Alonso is Spanish, says the two-time champion is more than...
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