Video: Premature celebration from stupid motorbike racer costs him dear
Premature celebrations in all sports are hilariously funny, and this one from Italian motorbike rider Riccardo Russo is up there with the best of them.
To the probable horror of his team and the hilarity of everyone else present, Russo started celebrating what he thought was a victory at the Mugello track a lap too early, an error of judgement that cost him the 2012 Italian CIV championship race.
Russo led the rest of the field by three bike lengths heading into the final lap, but he had obviously miscalculated the number of laps because while he began to celebrate thinking the race was over, the rest of the field flew past.
For a little while, Russo seemed a little confused why everyone else hadn’t followed his lead and slowed down at the end of the race and then he appeared to try and convince himself he was in the right by engaging in even more elaborate celebrations such as pumping his fist wildly and saluting the crowd while he stood on the pegs of the bike.
After realising the error of his ways (you can just about see him put his hands to his helmet), Russo rejoined the race but could only manage a 14th place finish, while Alessandro Nocco cruised to the most unexpected of victories.
Russo mightn’t want to watch a repeat of his incredible stupidity, but there’s no reason for the rest of not to laugh at the hilarity of it all.
Check it out for yourself in the video above.