Monday 15 October 2018

Watch this Moto GP rider surf on his bike after a crash in the rain

Both rider and camera operator showed off their skills.

The 26-year-old Honda rider got a chance to practise his surfing technique (RugliG/Getty Images)
The 26-year-old Honda rider got a chance to practise his surfing technique (RugliG/Getty Images)

By Max McLean, Press Association

Motorbike racing produces its fair share of spectacular falls, but rarely does it produce a save as magnificent as this multi-sport effort from Tetsuta Nagashima.

The Japanese rider was putting in some laps ahead of a Moto2 race in Austria, when his bike got away from him in the wet conditions.

But with so much water around, it did at least give the 26-year-old Honda rider a chance to practise his surfing technique.

Nagashima expertly rode his bike for some time before tumbling onto the grass, a far more forgiving surface than the hard track.

To complete the scene, perhaps try watching the incident with this music played over the top.

Ah, much better.

Press Association

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