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Sep 11th 2018, 01:03 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Romano Fenati sacked by team after pulling rival's brake lever at high speed

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ed-brake-lever
Sep 11th 2018, 05:59 AM   #2
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
' “This has been the worst and saddest thing I ever seen in a bike race,” Giovanni Castiglioni said in an Instagram post.' The Guardian

Well, this trick might not be the worst and saddest thing ever seen in a motorcycle race, but it is a time-honored and despicable thing to do. It's too bad that Fenati, who showed such promise earlier in his career, has t resort to this kind of shenanigans. Some, including Castiglioni (above), would like him banned from racing, but maybe a one- or two- year suspension might be more appropriate, assuming any team will touch him after that period.
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Sep 11th 2018, 09:05 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  600RR
I agree with that Juan, a friend sent me the link to the video and I had to look it up on my own, I couldn't believe a rider would do that, sure playing around with friends is one thing but, that was bull$hit, a couple year suspension seems appropriate.

and there's this

Edited by 1shinysideup on Sep 11th 2018 at 11:34 AM
Sep 11th 2018, 09:52 AM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Pretty shitty thing to do. Makes you wonder how many times he got away with it before the TV camera's were present...
Sep 11th 2018, 10:40 AM   #5
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Sorry to disagree juan, but I concur with Crutchlow..ban him for life. He can see how difficult it is to earn that kind of money in the real world. Of course, when he discovers how little sympathy there is for "fly off the handle" people, he'll reap what he sows in a jail cell. With the kicking incident, he's had more chances than I would've given him. Inexcusable. Buh-bye buddy.
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Sep 11th 2018, 11:37 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Daytona 675R
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Originally Posted by craiger
Sorry to disagree juan, but I concur with Crutchlow..ban him for life.With the kicking incident, he's had more chances than I would've given him.
He's also a kill-switch-flipper. That shit's funny when you're in the pits with buddies at a track day, not in a world championship. I agree, ban him for life. He is a child and children don't belong in grands prix.
Sep 11th 2018, 01:30 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Was it a form of road rage: screw with the other person without considering consequences?

You can see how the other rider’s bike was unsettled. If it were a bit more violent, he could have lost control. This could have been homocide. The penalty should be severe. Get him away from other riders.
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Sep 11th 2018, 03:16 PM   #8
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Id bash his teeth out with my helmet in the pits.you can see him reach around the guard thats there to prevent accidental lever smashes...rong just rong
Sep 11th 2018, 03:23 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Amateur!

Sep 11th 2018, 03:24 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
He has retired anyway, but not after blaming the other guy:

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/2...b-misano-race/
Sep 11th 2018, 04:59 PM   #11
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
Quote:
while battling over 17th place
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Sep 12th 2018, 07:47 AM   #12
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Glad he got his ass sacked over this. There should be no tolerance for such malicious acts.
Sep 12th 2018, 08:26 AM   #13
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Everyone, everywhere, is all jacked up.

i mean - the freaking psychic energy (mental/emotional, not ESP, though, maybe that too) is off the charts.

We must be entering entering the Mutara Nebula.



Matt 24:22
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Sep 12th 2018, 09:07 AM   #14
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
And here I was thinkin the Euro's had cornered the market on "sportsmanship". Until the biting episode's during the World Cup...and now this. What the hell? It's racing man. It's not UFC, or worse, women's UFC, or whatever the hell they call that vile crap these days. That dude has a wanna be 'Merican inferiority complex. He must be a Trump guy...
Sep 12th 2018, 09:56 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

yup, meltdown time lol National Solar Observatory Mysteriously Closed As Geomagnetic Storm Looms
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