Romano Fenati's conduct towards Stefano Manzi during the latest San Marino Moto2 race is to have repercussions on his future.
Aside from the black flag in the race and the rider's disqualification for two races, imposed by Race Direction, MV Agusta has no intention of having Fenati on board as its representative in 2019, the year in which the Italian manufacturer is set to return to the world championship, and Moto2 specifically. The agreement between MV Agusta Reparto Corse Forward Racing Team and rider Romano Fenati is thus anulled.
Giovanni Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta, stated: “In all my years of watching sport, I have never seen behaviour as dangerous as this. A rider who can act like this can never represent the values of our company, and our brand. For this reason, we do not want him to be the rider with which MV Agusta makes its return to the world championship.”
Giovanni Cuzari, Forward Racing Team Owner, added: “After the disgraceful episode between Romano Fenati and Stefano Manzi, it is impossible for the team to maintain its planned collaboration with the rider from Ascoli for the 2019 season. Fenati's behaviour is incompatible with the sporting values of the Forward Racing Team and of MV Agusta. For this reason, though we bitterly regret it, we are forced to cancel our project with Fenati. Our sport is already extremely dangerous, and any act which increases the risks involved for the riders is intolerable. We cannot accept behaviour of this type from one of our future riders."