Video: When Winning a Race Isn’t Winning a Race

07/13/2012 @ 12:28 pm, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

Premature Celebration: hands down, there is not a more embarrassing act for a motorcycle racer than finishing too early. Such is the case of Italian CIV 600 Superstock rider Riccardo Russo, who climaxed his race far too early during a recent event at Mugello.

Pulling out of the competition with jubilation, it took several pumps of the fist for the Italian to realize that he was not done with the task at hand, as he watched a train of other riders come right by him with still an eager pace. A lesson on holding out until the checkered flag, Russo joins an elite group of riders who have been publicly embarrassed for their problems with premature celebration. Thanks for the tip Jason!

Source: Motors TV (YouTube)

  • Bob

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!!

  • Gabe

    “prematures”…..”climaxed”…..”Pulling out”…something on the writer’s mind?????

  • FeelGoodIncNI

    Gabe, you forgot “several pumps of the fist”…Too far?

  • http://www.asphaltandrubber.com Jensen Beeler

    I assure you gentlemen, I have no idea what you are talking about…

  • smiler

    Feel sorry for the bloke. that vid is everywhere. Might have been his pit board?

  • Greg

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  • musashiwasajedi

    Between this story and the headline: “Hot lap from Hayden, Rossi stays ‘hard'” from that ‘other’ website, I’m getting kinda worried. Maybe the heat is making journalists a bit randy?

  • Calisdad

    Well, that’s one way to make the highlight reel.

  • Gritboy

    The pain!!!!!

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  • Adam

    If I were a friend of that poor guy it would be my humble duty to never let him forget about it! LMFAO!

  • http://www.fischer1.com Dan Fischer

    My first win, Blackhawk Farms, 1995…..I thought the checkered was the white flag, so I raced one extra lap just to seal the deal. She waved that checkered extra hard the second time by!