I thought this was funny:
Australia will only be represented at Misano by Corser and Bayliss, with teammates Karl Muggeridge and Josh Brookes consigned to spectating duties after a bizarre chain of events centered on the hijacking of their team truck.
While en route back from the last round in Silverstone, the truck, containing race bikes and spares, was hijacked by a gang when it stopped for refueling near Calais. The driver was kidnapped for more than six hours and the truck diverted.
The driver was able to escape in Belgium, where he alerted the police and confirmed the names of the people who had committed the abduction.
Police have since found the truck but, for legal reasons, the team’s equipment cannot yet be returned to them - forcing Muggeridge and Brookes to miss Misano.