Thursday, 11 october 2018, 07:25 , by Matthew Scott
Max Verstappen says Red Bull have forbidden him from riding a MotoGP bike, despite wanting to test the fastest motorcycles. Verstappen has developed a feisty reputation on four wheels, perhaps prompting Red Bull to deem it "too dangerous" for him to try two.
Verstappen is the golden boy at Red Bull, having made his Formula 1 debut for Toro Rosso as a 17-year-old, before stepping up to the senior team just over a year later.
He became F1's youngest race-winner on his Red Bull debut and has added three more victories since.
But Verstappen still won't be given total free reign – his MotoGP wish being turned down perhaps to protect Red Bull's prized talent.
"I have asked the team if I can try a MotoGP bike," he said.
"Red Bull is also a sponsor in MotoGP and I'd love to try one at the Red Bull Ring or somewhere.
"But they say no chance. They said absolutely no. They think it's too dangerous. So that's it."
Verstappen revealed that he had bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle to sate his desire for action on two wheels.