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Motorsport snapshot of the year 2013

The Wheels and Goals motorsport snapshot of the year 2013 goes to Moto GP rider Jorge Lorenzo.


The Yamaha rider provided us with one of the funniest and most peculiar moments of the year …. with a little help from an Australian seagull.

The incident took place during the qualifying session for the Moto GP Australian Grand Prix, which was at the Phillip Island racetrack.

As Lorenzo was going around the track, looking to set the fastest lap time, a seagull was sucked into his bike and ended up being wedged in Lorenzo’s machine.

Lorenzo was seen ducking his head as the bird headed towards him.

The incident didn’t seem to affect the Spaniard, with the 2012 world champion continuing to up his speed around Phillip Island, seagull and all!!

Lorenzo eventually pitted and the now famous seagull was removed from his bike.

The seagull must have been a lucky charm for Lorenzo as he went on to break the lap record and beat Marc Marquez to pole position.

Lorenzo picks up a bird!

Lorenzo picks up a bird!

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