UPDATE: Romano Fenati has been sacked by the Marinelli Snipers Team:

'Here we are. Now we can communicate that the Marinelli Snipers Team shall terminate the contract with the rider Romano Fenati, from now on, for his unsporting, dangerous and damaging conduct for the image of all.

'With extreme regret, we have to note that his irresponsible act endangered the life of another rider and can't be apologized (for) in no way. 

'The rider, from this moment, will not participate anymore to a race with the Marinelli Snipers team.

'The team, Marinelli Cucine, Rivacold and all the other sponsors and the people that always supported him, apologize to all the World Championship fans.'


Romano Fenati's shocking grab of rival Stefan Manzi's front brake during Sunday's Misano Moto2 Grand Prix could cost him more than the disqualification and two-race ban handed out by Race Direction.

Fenati has already been announced as joining the new MV Agusta Moto2 project next season, to be run in partnership with the Forward Racing team which Manzi currently rides for.

But in an Instagram post, MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni said the Fenati-MV deal now "won't happen":

"Regarding his contract for a future position as rider of MV Agusta Moto 2, I will oppose myself in every way to stop it. It won’t happen, he doesn’t represent our company's true values."