Motorcycle racer celebrates one lap too soon

Posted on July 12, 2012


he auto-racing equivalent to spiking the football at the 5-yard line
occurred in hilarious– yet tragic — fashion at the Italian CIV
championship motorcycle race.

Riccardo Russo of
Yamaha Team Italia SFI was leading by about three bike lengths as he
crossed the start-finish line of the Stock 600 at the Mugello Circuit,
then hoisted is arms skyward in celebration.

Meanwhile, a bevy of riders buzzed past him … because they all correctly ascertained that there was still one lap to go.

The gaffe relegated Russo to a 14th-place finish, YouTube infamy and a reminder of past premature celebrations of Lindsey Jacobellis and a Moroccan soccer goalkeeper.


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