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RE: Time for Tea: Throwing The Race Away

RE: Time for Tea: Throwing The Race Away

Wednesday 26th September 2012

Time for Tea: Throwing The Race Away

Need to stop the race? Don't do this.


I'll just lay here...
I'll just lay here...
Throwing a strop: we've all done it. An early birthday when you weren't getting enough attention, that time in the toy shop when you wanted to get across just how much you wanted that toy.

Tantrums are all very well and good when you're five, at that age you can throw yourself on the floor as much as you like, but it's a different matter when you're a grown up...or is it?

Marlinton dos Reis Teixeira, aka 'Kalunga', slid from his motorcycle during the Rio Grande do Sul State Moto Grand Prix in Brazil. Forgetting that he was likely to be spotted by TV cameras, he set to work trying to restart his machine. The race was getting away from him, the anger was building and there was only one thing to do: fall into the middle of the circuit and stop the race. That'll work, it's bound to, and nobody will know he's faking it.

Sadly, it didn't go as planned. Quite a few riders passed him by before someone finally stopped to help. Kalunga was placed on a stretcher and put in the back of an ambulance...probably while saying "ooh" and "ahhh" a lot, in the style of Peter Griffin.

Did it work? No. The MotoRacing Association of Rio Grande do Sul State quickly found out about Kalunga's apparent fake injury and banned him from the championship.

 

Thanks to Porsche Supercup driver Sean Edwards, who posted this video link on his Twitter feed.

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Burnham

Original Poster:

3,116 posts

164 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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What a pleb.

Vixpy1

42,019 posts

169 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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rofl Brilliant

bob1179

13,825 posts

114 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Classy.

Bloke deserves a good kicking from the other riders for that.

Burnham

Original Poster:

3,116 posts

164 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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If motorcycle racing doesnt work out for him, he'd at least make a good footballer!

BFG TERRANO

2,095 posts

53 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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banned, good.
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Pork

9,167 posts

139 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Probably been watching a bit too much of the Premier League.

Mafioso

2,238 posts

119 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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I genuinely can't get my head around that! What a fking idiot!

Riley Blue

8,925 posts

131 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Deserves an Oscar nomination for that. Presuably the marshals in the background saw it all and though fk him!

redgriff500

11,681 posts

168 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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What a tw@t !

But am I missing something, if he is so badly injured to stop the race...

surely he can't "recover" for the restart so what would he have gained anyway ?

paranoid airbag

2,480 posts

64 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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eek

brave, but stupid, and selfish - what if a fellow rider didn't see him until the last moment at tanked it trying to avoid him? Deserved ban.

peterattheboro

1,004 posts

88 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Didn't know Ashley Young had taken up motorcycle racing.

MrFrodo

21,031 posts

147 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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That's not like his countrymen to take a dive.

lexxluther

6 posts

97 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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What a tt.
Shame he wasn't collected by another bike and given a real injury!!

AyBee

7,642 posts

107 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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rofl That's superb!

StuartGGray

7,279 posts

133 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Chutney Ferret deserves to be banned.

kneilson

40 posts

179 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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What a clown....he could have drowned in that puddle wink

NRS

6,960 posts

106 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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That is funny because of how bad it is! Glad he got banned.

C2james

4,625 posts

70 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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StuartGGray said:
Chutney Ferret deserves to be banned.
i actually thought you were talking about a ph member for a second. hehe

StuartGGray

7,279 posts

133 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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C2james said:
StuartGGray said:
Chutney Ferret deserves to be banned.
i actually thought you were talking about a ph member for a second. hehe
rofl

splitpin

2,664 posts

103 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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The ban should be much more than the Championship!

Bloke's a COMPLETE CHEAT