Moto 2 rider Fenati pulls another riders brake, black flagged immediately in one of the most digusting motorsport incidents
In what has to be one of the most bizarre motorsport incidents of the year, Moto 2 rider Fenati pulled the brake lever of fellow rider Stefano Manzi.
The duo had had a slight incident a few laps earlier, when Manzi had attempted an overtake on Fenati at the hairpin on Turn 14, when the duo came together, going off the track and losing out on a lot of positions.
Fenati was riding alongside Manzi on the straight when he grabbed hold of Manzi’s brake level and pulled it, causing Manzi to lose his balance and.
Fenati was subsequently black flagged from the race, as it was a terrible attempt to harm a fellow rider during a race. While Manzi did not suffer any injury, the move from Fenati has to be one of the worst moves ever on a racetrack.
There was clear intention of hurting his opponent and the consequences could have been detrimental to Manzi and the entire racing community.
Check out the video:
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— MotoGP™🇸🇲🏁 (@MotoGP) September 9, 2018
Twitter was absolutely unforgiving.
It is shameful this gesture! Romano FENATI deserves to have a license suspension and a fine!!! 😡😱😱 pic.twitter.com/3BVKA8z7c0
— Valentin Grimoux (@vaval53) September 9, 2018
This is why Fenati will never be successful. His temper gets in his way. He should be banned for several races for that. Disgraceful
— David Emmett (@motomatters) September 9, 2018
Fenati has been black flagged. Manzi put him into the gravel earlier in the race – and Fenati got his revenge for grabbing Manzi’s brake on the main straight… #SanMarinoGP
— Simon Patterson (@denkmit) September 9, 2018
Just seen that replay of Fenati trying to grab a rival’s front brake at flat chat on the pit straight in Moto2. Unbelievable. You can’t condone that at all. #SanMarinoGP
— Chris Medland (@ChrisMedlandF1) September 9, 2018
Fenati has been a bad boy all his life it seems, kicking out at Moto3 rival Niklas Ajo and also switching off his bike during practice in Argentina in 2015.
But this one has to be the worst of all. Absolutely disgraceful.