Suzuka, EN runganSport — The Belgian-Dutch Formula 1 Red Bull Racing team rider, Max Emilian Verstappen said that he could not appear in tests with the MotoGP motorbike.
This was conveyed directly by Verstappen, that the sponsor, Red Bull did not give him permission to try out the MotoGP engine.
The driver, who is now only 21 years old, admitted that in early 2018, he successfully passed the motorbike driving license exam.
Verstappen explained to the De Telegraaf newspaper that he now had a Harley Davidson motorbike.
“I have asked the team whether I can try the MotoGP motorbike,” Verstappen said as reported by Sports Mole.
“Red Bull is also a sponsor of MotoGP and I want to try it on the Red Bull Ring circuit or somewhere.
But they say there is no chance. They really say no. They think it’s too dangerous. So that’s how it is,” said the Dutch star.
Previously, a few months ago, MotoGP riders from the Repsol Honda team, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were given a special opportunity to try out the F1 car that was supported by the same sponsor, Red Bull.
But why if an F1 driver who wants to try a MotoGP motorbike is banned with driver safety? (DN/eV)