Motorsports News! Andrea Iannone has been provisionally suspended by the FIM fo…
Andrea Iannone has been provisionally suspended by the FIM for failing a doping test during this year’s Malaysian MotoGP.
In a standard in-competition test carried out by the FIM at Sepang, Iannone’s urine sample was found to include a non-specified substance prohibited within the FIM’s rules.
Following an initial investigation led by a World Anti-Doping Authorities (WADA) laboratory in Germany, the FIM has opted to provisionally suspend Iannone and he is banned from participating in any motorcycling competition indefinitely.
Within the initial statement released by the FIM, Iannone’s failed sample included a non-specified substance under Section 1.1.a Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) of the 2019 Prohibited List. Iannone has the right to request and attend an analysis of his B sample.
The suspension will plunge Iannone’s MotoGP future into serious doubt, with the Italian currently signed to Aprilia for the 2020 season.