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Motorcycle racer celebrates win a lap early

Published July 13, 2012

In what will surely rank as one of the most embarrassing moments of his life, motorcycle racer Riccardo Russo mistook the beginning of the final lap of last weekend’s CIV Championship race in Mugello, Italy for the checkered flag. Russo began punching at the air and even stood up on his pegs to celebrate as the rest of the field streamed past him. As the battle for the win continued for one more lap, Russo continued to celebrate.

The actual winner of the race was of little consequence as all the fans will remember is the guy who could have been the winner, gleefully throwing the win away!

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