Romano Fenati disqualified by team after pulling rival’s brake lever on straight during Moto2 race at Misano

Romano Fenati has been sacked by using his Marinelli Snipers Team following a top notch incident whereby he pulled Stefano Manzi’s brake lever at 140mph during Sunday’s Moto2 race in San Marino.

The Italian rider turned into given a -race suspension however has now had his contract ripped up.

The pair were facet-by-aspect on a immediately and the incident momentarily wobbled Manzi’s motorcycle, and although he became not afflicted the outrageous manoeuvre from Fenati ought to without difficulty have led to a high-pace crash for Manzi.

MotoGP officers Dorna have taken a dim view of Romano Fenati’s actions and sanctioned him with a -race ban affective right now, with a purpose to see the hot-headed Italian pass over the subsequent two grand prix in Aragon and Thailand.

“The crew, Marinelli Cucine, Rivacold and all of the different sponsors and the human beings that always supported him, apologised to all of the World Championship lovers.”

Earlier, the boss of Italian motorbike maker MV Agusta had vowed to rip up a contract with Fenati, who also induced headlines in 2015 when he become penalised for kicking out at Finnish rider Niklas Ajo in a Moto3 heat-up in Argentina. Romano Fenati had been because of join MV Agusta’s new Moto2 project next season, but the project turned into in partnership with Forward Racing, for whom Manzi rides.

He added: “Don’t get me incorrect, every now and then I can be warm-headed, some other rider can be hot-headed. But he has a severe hassle.

“You can not experience along the straight and snatch a person’s brake lever. If he could’ve held it for one break up 2nd longer, Manzi would’ve crashed within the directly.

“I heard they’re giving him a -race penalty. But hopefully he simply gets banned with the aid of his crew. If his team keep him, they are definitely silly.”
Romano Fenati meanwhile is due to join Manzi’s Forward Racing Team subsequent season, with the latter nonetheless probably final as his teammate for 2019. But Manzi stated after the incident that he would no longer need to accomplice Romano Fenati, and discovered that talks between the 3 events will take location subsequent week.

It become very peculiar for me, obviously it isn’t always motorsport,” Manzi said. “I do not know what he turned into wondering in this moment.”

In 2016 Romano Fenati was launched by using Valentino Rossi’s Sky VR46 programme for “behaviour not in step with the disciplinary guidelines of the crew”, having formerly lashed out at other riders and switching off an opponent’s engine all through exercise begins in 2015.

Former MotoGP rider Colin Edwards said that Fenati had “positioned somebody’s life in danger”.

“This is fantastic.Are you kidding me?” Edwards said on BT Sport. “That’s wherein you inform him, ‘go percent your bag and we’re going to see you next 12 months’. That’s ridiculous.”

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