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Motorcycle races in Costa Rica don’t often grab headlines, but a race held there last month surely did.

It wasn’t because of the spectacular driving of the winner; no, it was due to a fight that broke out between two riders.

It’s a pretty wild scene that is shocking on a few different levels.

It all went down at the Costa Rica national motorcycle racing championship that took place in February.

One of the riders, Jorge Martinez, lost control of his bike while battling for position with another rider, Marion Calvo.

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Martinez’s bike was about to wipe out, but he kept it up while he grabbed onto the back of Calvo’s bike.

Martinez managed to climb onto the back of Calvo’s bike as his own motorcycle went careening across the track and crashed into the side barriers.

That move alone was a death-defying stunt.

Martinez was on the back of Calvo’s bike when Calvo brought it to a halt. What happened next was even more bizarre.

Martinez hopped off the back and threw a haymaker at Calvo. The blow took Calvo by surprise and knocked him to the ground.

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Martinez just walked away, across the track in front of other riders. Calvo got up on his feet and chased after Martinez, pushing him the back and challenging him to a fight.

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But Martinez just ignored him and walked away.

Of course, in sports, tempers sometimes run high, and fights can break out between competitors who should be trying to defeat each other by the rules of the game, not by beating each other up.

But actions have consequences.

TMZ Sports reported this week that both riders were suspended by the Latin American Motorcycle Association for two years for their involvement in this incident.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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