He grabbed his rival’s front brakes while the pair were racing alongside one another at close to 200kmph at Sunday’s Misano Moto2 Grand Prix, his extremely dangerous act causing outrage in the motorcycling community.
The Marinelli Snipers Team has terminated the contract with Fenati for his “unsporting, dangerous and damaging conduct for the image of all”.
The team spokesman said: “With extreme regret, we have to note that his irresponsible act endangered the life of another rider and can’t be apologized (for) in no way.
“‘The rider, from this moment, will not participate anymore to a race with the Marinelli Snipers team.
“The team, Marinelli Cucine, Rivacold and all the other sponsors and the people that always supported him, apologise to all the World Championship fans.”
Romano Fenati’s shocking grab of rival Stefan Manzi’s front brake during Sunday’s Misano Moto2 Grand Prix could cost him more than the disqualification and two-race ban handed out by Race Direction.
Fenati has already been announced as joining the new MV Agusta Moto2 project next season, to be run in partnership with the Forward Racing team which Manzi currently rides for.
But in an Instagram post, MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni said the Fenati-MV deal now “won’t happen”:
“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’s true values.”
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