Motorcyclist Rides His Bike Like A Surfboard

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At the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Japanese rider Tetsuta Nagashima suffered a spill that he quickly turned into a magical moment. The event was marred by bad weather including heavy rain and thunderstorms, but the show must go on. As the Japanese racer was rounding a corner on the wet track he lost control and his bike hit the ground, but what happened next was amazing…

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The Red Bull Ring is a motorsport race track that was founded as Österreichring, later A1-Ring, and is located in Spielberg, Styria, Austria. It originally hosted the Austrian Grand Prix but was eventually purchased by Red Bull, rebuilt and reopened in 2011. It has since been the home of Formula One once again. Unfortunately, sometimes bad weather threatens the quality of the track, just like with what happened to Tetsuta Nagashima…

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He was the champion of 2011’s All Japan GP-Mono, which is the country’s premiere motorcycle road racing championship. Nagashima has been a part of the Moto2 races since 2013 and this isn’t the first time he’s been involved in a bad wipeout. In June the 26-year-old wrecked his Kalex machine during a practice run and hurt his hand. He had to have serious surgery in Barcelona, so he was ready for what happened this weekend...

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As he was racing around turn 9 on the incredibly slick track, his bike flipped over onto it’s left side and started sliding. While most riders would’ve wiped out or bailed, Nagashima kept his feet on the motorcycle and balanced on top of it as it flew across the track, over the rumble strips and into the grass. The amazing spill was caught on camera and can be seen below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otWVU5XpJz0


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