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There are a few MotoGP racers who are known for being unsportsmanlike, blocking, cutting off, or otherwise making it dangerous for other racers.

Fenati should be banned for life from racing. What do you think about it?

MotoGP rider Romano Fenati has been fired by his team after grabbing the brake of a competitor while traveling 140 miles-per-hour during Sunday's Moto2 race.

Fenati was given a black flag and disqualified from the San Marino GP before being banned for two races for irresponsible riding and attempting to harm a competitor. Stefano Manzi, who had his brake lever grabbed in the incident, said he felt like Fenati was trying to kill him.

Sunday's incident is a disgrace, but it's not a new low for Fenati. He has done a similar thing before. During a Moto3 warm-up in Argentina in 2015, Fenati reached over and hit the kill switch on Niklas Ajo's motorcycle.


 

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I saw that video but didn't realize they were going that fast. Great bike control with both riders, but yes he should be banned for life.
 

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Yeah, that is insane. He has no business ever being on a track again...
 
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Yeah, I saw it on the news. Banned for two whole races! That'll teach him. :plain:
I saw where he kicked a rider too, while on the track.

Me and that jerk would be fighting as soon as I could get off the bike if it was me. :mad:

Nothing wrong with "riding a wide motorcycle" (blocking when safe) .. IMO. But that other stuff.....

Maybe no other teams will pick him up. TWO RACES MY BUTT! :mad:
 

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Yet in NASCAR they claim that if you aren't cheating you aren't trying hard.

This might just be, at least in this country, a result of the anything goes mentality.

Where even murders are released from jail or get very little time.

So attempted manslaughter is just a slap on the wrist.

Being raised with expectation that low morals is okay, I'm not too surprised you see things like this.

Bet he should have been banned years ago or at least be on some kind of probation.

Are there any rules anymore? Or any kind of sportsmanship? Or basic morality? It sure doesn't appear so.
 

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The two race suspension is laughable. But he's definitely paying for his idiocy. His current team dumped him. And, this is the big one, he was set to sign on with the MV Agusta factory team. They have now withdrawn their offer. That's a huge blow. And it's what he deserves.
 

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sickening.
it might be hard to make a criminal charge stick in professional sport, but this one looks like it would be worth a try.
low-life scum.
 

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An Italian consumer rights group (Codacons) apparently also feels the suspension is insane and they reported Fenati to the local Rimini Public Prosecutor’s Office to be investigated criminally.
 

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As much as I am not into racing, I think Fenati should be prosecuted under the fullest penalty for attempting to grab the
competitors brake, knowing full well the damage and injury it would place on that rider. It was not just bad sportsmanship
it was freaking dangerous to every other rider as well. Yes he should be prosecuted and banned for life, since he has so
little regard for anyone else, and yeah Major Sphincter is right, a dark alley can be very convenient at times.

This has nothing to do with bikes and racing but it has to do with sponsors and those who own a large company, like
Dell computer, They were paying a kid, late teens, I think, some very good money like large sums of it to do their
advertising and he had gotten into trouble, selling weed I think, Dell dropped him, as if he were a time bomb in their lap.
Dell wanted to maintain a moral attitude and thought that kid had what they wanted, as soon as they found out he was
not who they thought he was, they so wanted absolutely nothing to do with him.
 

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Hi ray,

I don't think there is anything the law can prosecute him for. The race sanctioning body could ban him for life if they wanted to. Why they don't is a mystery to me.
Maybe they believe the controversy will boost ticket sells. We're all talking about it after all....
 

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Read that Fenati has voluntarily retired from cycle racing. But it seems rather forced, in a way, considering he lost his team and the one he was set to ride for next season. If no team will hire you, you have no choice but to give up.
 

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Hello SemiFast,

Well, if the race sanctioning body does not do much about this, it opens a new can of worms, I guess it will take someone
getting killed before they do get serious. That is not right, the RSB has the chance right now to show they will not put up
with 'Fenati like acts of bad sportsmanship' by canning his sorry ass. If they don't. . . who knows what will happen later to
some rider who does respect good sports-manship. . . Is he/she to die needlessly because the RSB did nothing about Fenati?
 

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Hi ray,

I don't think there is anything the law can prosecute him for. The race sanctioning body could ban him for life if they wanted to. Why they don't is a mystery to me.
Maybe they believe the controversy will boost ticket sells. We're all talking about it after all....
That's one of the sneaky, greedy thoughts I had about all of this. Or, with no team, they may not need to do anything.

Literally all I know about this is from this forum.

That said, what a despicable human being. And I don't mean the cute "Despicable Me" movies which frankly swept my heart away. Anyone else think Gru could save a lot of money having a nice hog instead of another rocket car? LOL

Note: apparently you can't add a picture of Gru on his motorcycle from Google Images, lol.
Last image attempt thanks to despicable.wikia.com:
 

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Sometimes you might not need the law, if the court of public opinion thinks Fenati enough of a schmuck that no one wants to
sign on with him, yeah that could work. It might just be that since MV Agusta factory team withdrew, others who may have
considered Fenati, might see him for what he really is and want nothing to do with him.
 

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Go to youtube Motogp2018Italyfullrace It is late in the race, but I can not remember the exact time. There will probably be clips of the event. This was not one of the best races. The 3 or 4 before were more interesting.

Death is a bit of a stretch. It was a reach and grab. It caused the other bike to wobble in the front. A possible crash and slide. But definitely grounds for the boot, and as I said above, a severe thumping.

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He should be banned from racing for life.
But since nobody wants anything to do with him now, in
a way it came out to the same thing.
Either way, he got what he deserved.
 
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