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Motorcycle racer dies seconds after winning race

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Last week, we showed how funny celebrations gone wrong are when no one gets hurt. Sadly, Pascal Grosjean's celebration after he won a SportsBike Champion 1 race in Dubai on Saturday isn't one of those.

After winning the race, Grosjean slowed down to celebrate and was run into from behind by another rider at approximately 124 MPH.

From Bloomberg:

Tony Jordan, the third-place finisher at a Sportsbike Championship race yesterday, ran into Grosjean, 39, after crossing the finishing line at about 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour), the news service reported today.

Grosjean was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Motorcycle racing fatalities have become all-too-common in 2010. 13 year-old Peter Lenz was killed in August and Shoyo Tomizawa was killed in September. It may be time for some serious discussions on how we can make motorcyle racing safer, but at the same time, there's exceptionally more inherent danger because participants ride motorcycles. The Motorcycle of Tomorrow may not be possible.

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