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MotoGP rider thinks race was over, misses out on podium

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaró has missed out on a podium finish at the Catalonia Grand Prix after thinking the race was over a lap before it ended. Espargaró was in second place when he crossed the line on the second-to-last lap. He lifted off the throttle and started to wave to fans at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. He realized his mistake a few turns later and immediately went back to racing. He finished in fifth place. The 32-year-old Espargaró stopped after crossing the line on the last lap and looked desolate.

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