Moto2 star Romano Fenati hauled into court after grabbing rival Stefan Manzi’s front break during race

ROMANO FENATI has been hauled to court over the shocking incident where he pulled a rival's brake during a Moto2 race.

He was initially given a two-race ban, before then being stripped of his licence outright.

 This was the shocking moment Romano Fenati put another racer's life in danger

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This was the shocking moment Romano Fenati put another racer's life in danger
 Romano Fenati deliberately grabbed a rival's brake during a race

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Romano Fenati deliberately grabbed a rival's brake during a race

Now the Italian authorities have got involved, and there were even calls for him to be investigated for 'attempted murder'.

Huffington Post Italy reports that the 22-year-old is facing a charge of "Private Violence" – which carries a similar punishment to when a motorist cuts up another on the road.

Fenati, who was initially given a pathetic two-race ban for his despicable attempt to slow down Stefan Manzi at the Misano Moto2 Grand Prix, will now miss the rest of the season.

He has also been axed by the Snipers team and was also dropped from his 2019 contract with the Forward Racing/MV Agusta project.

 The 22-year-old was desperate to gain an advantage of his rival in the Moto2 race

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The 22-year-old was desperate to gain an advantage of his rival in the Moto2 race

The 10-time grand prix winner could now be forced to quit racing altogether after a meeting at the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Headquarters in Switzerland.

A statement from FIM shortly after the incident said: "Mr Fenati, accompanied by his legal representative, was received by FIM President Vito Ippolito and FIM Deputy CEO and Legal Director Mr Richard Perret.

"Mr Fenati was asked to explain in person his act on the track in Misano, which has given rise to many extreme reactions in the traditional media and on social media platforms.

"During the meeting, the FIM representatives emphasised the Federation's deep concern for the safety of all riders and other participants in motorcycling competitions.

"They also highlighted the importance it attaches to fair play in motorcycling sport.

"While acknowledging that riders, and in particular those who reach the highest level of the sport, are subject to many pressures both on and off the track, they reminded Mr Fenati of the profound influence high-level athletes can have on fans and young people and urged him to be mindful of his responsibility to set a positive example in future.

"Following the discussion with the rider and his representative, the FIM decided to withdraw Mr Fenati's FIM licence until the end of the current calendar year.

"A new FIM licence for the 2019 season may be granted to him subject to the conditions laid down in the FIM Regulations."

ROMANO FENATI has been hauled to court over the shocking incident where he pulled a rival's brake during a Moto2 race.