CIV Stock 600 rider Ricardo Russo was leading the Mugello race. Suddenly at the start of the final lap he started celebrating
Here is the funny video:
It’s moments like that the word ‘facepalm’ was invented for.
Julian Simon in 2008 or 2009
The best part is where he even stands up on that bike and puts his arms up in the air while the others go on racing. That guy must be absolutely devastated.
I wouldn’t have taken my helmet off for days. Reminds me of when my friend once lost a 400m sprint after he looked at a nice girl in the crowd.
LOL… even I am embarrased, can’t begin to imagine how the guy feels like.
He was so convinced he won… poor fella. That’s what the checkered flag is for, to announce the end of the race!
Didn’t the same thing happen on a Monaco support race some years ago?
Not the same thing, start of last lap, but actually worse, a few metres from the checkered flag:
I wonder when he worked it out…
@lauromoura I remember that! It’s Bjorn Wirdheim who walked off with the 2003 F3000 championship (even with that blunder), did some testing for Jaguar, then disappeared. I think he did Le Mans for a while, but I don’t know where he is now.
edit: No Le Mans, but he did do Formula Nippon, then back to Swedish national racing. No idea where he is now.
edit 2: Seems to be in Super GT now. Probably.
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