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Fenati, suspended two Moto2 races for touching a rival’s brake

Fenati, suspended two Moto2 races for touching a rival’s brake

Italian Romano Fenati (Kalex) was suspended for the next two rounds of the Moto2 World Championship after a dangerous action, when he touched the brake of a competitor in the middle of the San Marino Grand Prix race, the stewards announced.

The 22-year-old saw the black flag and was disqualified on lap 23 for having reached out to voluntarily touch the brake of his compatriot Stefano Manzi (Suter).

The latter was in turn punished with six penalty places on the grid for the next Grand Prix, since the stewards estimated that he had forced Fenati to leave the track, shortly before the anger of the latter, when both were fighting for twelfth position. .

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“Riders must drive responsibly and without creating danger for other competitors or participants, either on the track or in the pits”, stipulates the regulations of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).

For this irresponsible maneuver, Fenati, a former Moto3 prodigy with a reputation for being irascible, will miss the Aragon Grand Prix on September 23 and the Thai Grand Prix on October 7.

The Ascoli Piceno rider was fired for disciplinary reasons during the 2016 Moto3 season by the Sky Racing Team VR46, owned by Valentino Rossi.

Fenati can appeal his suspension. He is currently 19th in the Moto2 standings this year, with 14 points. AFP

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