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Bradl-Vettel swap denied by Red Bull

Red Bull ban Sebastian Vettel from riding Stefan Bradl's Moto2 bike

2012 has been a good year in motorsport for Germany, with Stefan Bradl winning the Moto2 championship and Sebastian Vettel defending his Formula 1 crown.

In celebration of these honours Bradl suggested the pair swapped wheels for a few demonstration laps, the Kalex Moto2 bike for the Red Bull Racing car.

Following the likes of Valentino Rossi testing the Ferrari and John Hopkins sampling the Toro Rosso car, 22-year-old Bradl broached the idea speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport: “I would gladly try a Formula One single seater, and Sebastian could get on my bike. Yes, the change would be harder for him than for me.”

However, protecting the F1 team's prodigal son, Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko banned Vettel for taking part: “Not under any circumstances. The danger that Sebastian could get hurt on a bike is too great.”

Behind the scenes German newspaper Bild reported that Vettel was keen, but said on the record: “If you have a little slide, the car runs off. On a bike, you fall right off.”

Instead Vettel will have to stick to riding his £60k chopper.

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