Moto2 rider Romano Fenati was so desperate to win the Moto race grand pix he decided to put another racer’s life in danger. His behavior was nasty to say the least, and it was all recorded on camera.
In the footage, Fenati can be seen riding for the 12th spot but he wasn’t the only one, as rival rider Stefano Manzi was giving him a tough time while competing for the spot.
Naturally, riders often experience moments of road-rage, but what Fenati did to Manzi can only be defined as disgusting. The former was riding at an incredible speed of 140mph when he attempted to pull the latter’s bike’s brakes.
Manzi can be seen losing his balance; he could have lost his life. Thankfully, the Italian rider regained his balance, but later he crashed at Turn 10.
Fenati was immediately fined with a black flag.
"This is unbelievable. Are you kidding me? That's where you tell him, 'go pack your bag and we'll see you next year'. That's ridiculous," said former MotoGP rider Colin Edwards of Fenati’s attempt of putting “somebody's life in danger.”
The rider reportedly has been disqualified from the race and was also slapped with a two-race penalty. Those races will take place in Aragon or Buriram. However, people think the fine is not enough and the racer should be banned for life.
The rider was clearly cheating while trying to overtake his competitor and he wasn’t even being discreet about it.
Meanwhile, Andrea Dovizioso went on to win for Ducati after defeating world champion Marc Marquez, increasing his MotoGP championship lead to 67 points.
Racers and lovers of the game were highly disappointed with Fenati’s move and they slammed him on Twitter. Some even wanted him to be jailed for attempted murder.
2 races? Ban the idiot for life!— 89 Racing (@89_Racing) September 9, 2018
I think he should be in a jail, He trying to kill people,,, just think again— Nazar_uddin (@masaofumi) September 10, 2018
I will not see #Moto2 race till murdered @RomanoFenati is not banned for life. That was totally disgraceful. He doesn't deserve to be a professional racer anymore. #BoycottMoto2 #banRomanoFenati #RomanoFenati #BanForLife— Prashant K. Singh (@i_prats) September 10, 2018
Surely this is like attempted assault of some kind? Find a term and punish the shit out of him, that is absolutely unacceptable race conduct and just plain disgusting. #RomanoFenati #dickhead #SanMarinoGP https://t.co/q4vrl1TiL0— Davey B (@MMADave79) September 9, 2018
This guy has no place on sports.— FacePalm (@CarlosBessa) September 9, 2018
If this were not clearly recorded on video I would have never believed a racer would intentionally put another racer in grave danger. Beyond unsportsmanlike conduct. ????— GunpowderRacing (@GunpowderRacing) September 9, 2018
THIS IS ATTEMPTED MURDER— JayPéso (@jiggajr_) September 9, 2018
What in the world was that!?!? Black flag! He should be banned.— Frank K (@bourbonslush) September 9, 2018
That's it?? License should be suspended indefinitely— Mark Priaulx (@PriaulxMark88) September 9, 2018
Two race suspension? His licence should have been put through the shredder and then returned to him.— Neil Wayne Smith (@NeilWayneSmith) September 9, 2018
He should get a lifetime ban— D Ó C ???? (@caithniadh) September 9, 2018
Thumbnail/Banner Image: Reuters, Max Rossi