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Alvaro Bautista's wheelie fail

Published: 20 April 2016

Almost seven years on and Alvaro Bautista’s face is probably still red after this embarrassing ‘You’ve Been Framed’ moment when he spectacularly looped a celebration wheelie in Brno.

he Spaniard had just clinched third place behind Marco Simoncelli and Mattia Pasini when he made this post race gaffe on his Aspar Aprilia back in 2009.

“I wanted to do a wheelie and ended up doing a back-flip. At least I was wearing a helmet so nobody could see my red face. I had to apologise to my mechanics for giving them some extra work, “said a sheepish Bautista.

Wheelie blunders are not a new phenomemon in Brno. Max Biaggi nearly spectacularly looped a wheelie as he crossed the line to win the 1998 Czech Republic on the Marlboro Honda NSR500.