Time for Tea: Throwing The Race Away

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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  • woodsy 28 Sep 2012

    haha what was he thinking

  • MrFrodo 27 Sep 2012

    benim83n said:
    What surprise me is that he actually expected it to work
    It's rather appropriate that they stuck that slogan under what appears to be a line drawing of Stephen Hawking.

  • lookatmypussy 26 Sep 2012

    C'mon Pistonheads Admin......!!

    This is old news!!

    As posted on saturday in Biker Banter......


  • carmental 26 Sep 2012

    A true football player! rofl

  • fathomfive 26 Sep 2012

    rotbox said:
    This is why I hate football. Pathetic.
    You hate football because some fella in a motorcycle race throws himself to the floor on the track?

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