Romano Fenati Summoned to FIM Headquarters

Rennie Scaysbrook | September 11, 2018

Romano Fenati Summoned to FIM Headquarters—Romano Fenati has been called to the FIM headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, to explain his conduct during the 2018 San Marino Moto2 race.

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Feanti will have to explain his actions to the FIM in Switzerland, which could mean the end of his racing career.

In what has become one of the biggest furors to hit the sport in recent memory, Fenati reached out and grabbed the front brake lever of rival Stefano Manzi during a heated on-track battle that had previously seen the two make contact and run into the gravel trap before rejoining the race.

The international outrage over Fenati’s actions was swift and saw him receive a two-race ban by MotoGP promoters, Dorna, as well as losing his ride for the remainder of the season with the Marinelli Snipers team and his ride with the returning MV Agusta manufacturer for the 2019 Moto2 World Championship.

However, it could get a whole lot worse for the 22-year-old Italian. The FIM has the power to impose severe punishment on Fenati, including a ban from competing in any FIM-sanctioned series. Some, including LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow, have called for Fenati to be stripped of his license and kicked out of the sport for endangering the life of a fellow rider.

On September 10, Fenati issued an apology, however, it may not be enough to save his career, with the FIM known to be extremely strict on matters of rider endangerment.

The FIM release can be seen here below:

“Following the incident in the Misano round of the FIM Moto2™ Grand Prix World Championship on Sunday 9 September involving Moto2™ rider Romano Fenati, the FIM President has summoned the Italian rider to the FIM Headquarters in Mies (Switzerland) to explain his conduct.

“In view of the egregious and shocking nature of Mr. Fenati’s act, the FIM took the time needed to reflect on the incident, which has prompted strong emotions throughout the world of motorcycling and beyond.

“The FIM has decided to summon the rider to FIM HQ (Switzerland) in order to discuss the situation with him before taking any action the FIM may consider appropriate.”

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.