Game of football anyone? Hell yeah when it’s with a bunch of your mates on dirt bikes — sure what could possibly go wrong!

We like to think motoball came to life when a piston-head stood looking at a football pitch thought to himself “Lads, I know how to make this game better — where’s my bike!”

The general gist of motoball seems to involve a clatter of modified dirt bikes getting sideways on the pitch and whoever manages to get the massive ball into the goal post thingy the most - without running over the goalie - wins. Simples.

But in all seriousness, it’s popular too and at the end of July will see the 31st edition — yes, there's 31 years of motoball — of the FIM European Motoball Championship take place in France.

You can watch those games steamed live on www.protoball.ru