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.
This is WILD 😱
During the first round of Costa Rica’s National Motorbike Championship, Marion Calvo’s clashed with Jorge Martinez.
Once Calvo stopped his bike, Martinez started throwing punches and the race was red flagged.
Both riders have been banned for two years. pic.twitter.com/ZFIBGMpCFl
— Metro (@MetroUK) March 25, 2019
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.
VIDEO – In Costarica cose da pazzi: Jorge Martinez e Marion Calvo si prendono a pugni dopo un incidente. Squalificati per due annihttps://t.co/BvA7vmXN54
— Corsedimoto (@corsedimoto) March 25, 2019
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.
— Television Malta (@TelevisionMalta) March 25, 2019
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.
But Martinez just ignored him and walked away.
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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