Marco Melandri has been given a six-place grid penalty for the opening World Superbike race at Misano for making contact with Chaz Davies in the final Jerez race.
Melandri and Davies were fighting for third place in the early stages of the race when the GRT Yamaha rider went side-by-side with the Welshman at the long Turn 5 right-hander.
But the duo made contact and both ended up in the gravel, retiring from the race.
The incident between the two riders was investigated by race control, which decided to hit Melandri with a six-place grid penalty for the next race at Misano.
Davies criticised his opponent, saying his move was "ridiculous". Melandri, on the other hand, did not intend to apologise, saying Davies "was slow, and running on the outside line".
“It’s unfortunate that Chaz didn’t leave me the same amount of space I left him when the positions were reversed on the previous lap, but for me it was a racing incident and nothing more," added the Italian.
"It’s a shame, because another podium finish was a real possibility today, even if fighting with Toprak [Razgatlioglu, who finished third] was difficult because he’s so aggressive on the brakes.”