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09th Sep 2018

Moto2 driver disqualified after pulling opponent’s brake at 140mph

Kyle Picknell

Romano Fenati has a bit of a reputation.

Moto2 driver Romano Fenati was disqualified from a race at Misano, Italy for “irresponsible driving” after he reached across to a rival’s bike and pulled the brake lever – whilst driving at around 140mph.

In the shocking footage of the incident you can see Fenati pull up alongside Stefano Manzi, before reaching across and tugging on the brake of the other racer.

It momentarily causes Manzi to wobble but fortunately, he manages to stay in control on the bike.

Unsurprisingly, Fenati behaviour has been condemned from all corners and some are calling for him to be banned from the sport altogether.

Former MotoGP rider Colin Edwards said that Fenati had “put somebody’s life in danger” whilst covering the race for BT Sport. “This is unbelievable…are you kidding me?” Edwards said“That’s where you tell him, ‘go pack your bag and we’ll see you next year’. That’s ridiculous.”

He has a bit of a history of losing his cool, too, as you can see in the video below, as he repeatedly tries to punch and kick fellow driver Niklas Ajo during a warm-up for a race in Argentina.