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WATCH: Young Moto2 rider Fenati ruined his career with his reckless antics, race contract terminated

2018-09-10 13:31

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The motorcycling world is still venting its frustrations following Moto2 rider Romano Fenati's antics during the Misano race on Sunday. Footage of the 22-year-old grabbing the brake of rival Stefano Manzi's bike at 225km/h has sent shock waves through the sport's fraternity. 

AFP reported that Fenati has been banned for two races, both were competing at high-speed around the Misano track when 22-year-old Kalex rider Fenati leaned over and grabbed Manzi's brake lever. Manzi briefly lost his balance before regaining control of his bike. 

Contract terminated

Following the incident, the Marinelli Snipers team announced it had terminated the Fenati's contract due to his "his unsporting, dangerous and damaging conduct for the image of all.

"With extreme regret, we have to note that his irresponsible act endangered the life of another rider and can’t be apologised for in any way," the team added.

Banned for two races

Fenati was due to join MV Agusta team in 2019, however owner Giovanni Castiglioni wrote on Instagram that he would oppose the move. 

Castiglioni said: "This has been the worse and saddest thing I have ever seen in a bike race. True sportsmen would never act this way. If I would be Dorna I would ban him from world racing.

"Regarding his contract for a future position as rider of MV Agusta Moto 2, I will oppose myself in every way to stop it. It won’t happen, he doesn’t represent our company true values."

Watch the incident here: 

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