Red Bull’s motorsport program will let MotoGP riders test Formula One cars for publicity and all of that junk, but you better believe the privilege isn’t the same the other way around. When Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen asked to get on a racing bike for fun, the team shut that idea down because it’s too dangerous. There’s no halo on a bike, that’s for sure. Motorsport.com reports that Verstappen mentioned he’d “like to try MotoGP” last year, because he used to race on both two and four wheels when he was a kid and liked it. Verstappen admitted the obvious, that MotoGP bikes are more dangerous than the F1 car that encases his entire body during a race, but said he likes “the feeling of getting close to the ground with your knees in the corners.” Too bad he won’t be feeling that anytime soon. Even though Red Bull let two of the MotoGP riders it supports, Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa, drive some F1 cars Red Bull Ring in Austria, Verstappen won’t get to hop on much more than his Harley for the time being—unless he decides to disobey team orders, which, as we know, doesn’t happen often in F1. Here’s what went down with his Red Bull team when Verstappen asked to ride a MotoGP bike, according to Motorsport.com: A year on, Verstappen has revealed that he’d made the request to Red Bull – which serves as the KTM MotoGP team’s title sponsor and backs a… [Read full story]
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