Every 90’s kid must have played Road Rash, a racing game where everything was legal — punches, chains, kicks — anything that can be used to get the better of the opponents. However, we have rarely witnessed such deadly actions on a motorcycle race track.
An Italian Moto2 rider shocked the world by grabbing the handbrakes of the opponent rider mid-race during the San Marino Grand Prix on September 9, 2018. Luckily, Stefano Manzi managed to regain his balance quickly, averting a dangerous accident.
Here’s the video of the incident that led to a two-race ban on Fenati along with the termination of the contract by Marinelli Snipers Team:
With this unacceptable act, Fenati not only jeopardised his career but endangered his fellow countryman’s life. Don’t you think this calls for a life ban on someone?
If you think it’s the 22-year-old’s first mistake then you are wrong. In 2015, he was involved in another controversy when he kicked his teammate Niklas Ajo. His reckless behaviour on the track led to a ban in 2016 as well. The VR46 team went on to release him in 2016 saying his repeated behaviour was not in line with the disciplinary rules.
It is quite established that Fenati is a repeat offender and his apologies hold only little value. So the question arises, do you want a menacing, unsportsmanlike rider like him on the track at first place?