MotoGP rider Iannone handed four year ban for doping

Andrea Iannone. Image: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty.

Andrea Iannone. Picture: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty.

• MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone handed a four-year ban for doping. 

• The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport prolonged the intitial 18-month suspension after the Italian appealed the choice. 

• The Italian rider was suspended in March 2020 after testing optimistic for anabolic steroid utilized in Malaysia in November 2019. 

Italian MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone was suspended 4 years for an anti-doping violation on Tuesday, after the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport prolonged his preliminary 18-month suspension following an enchantment.

Iannone, 31, was suspended in March after testing optimistic for an anabolic steroid in a urine pattern collected at an in-competition take a look at on the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang remaining November.

The Aprilia rider was furthermore disqualified from the ultimate phrase two races of the 2019 season — in Malaysia after which Valencia — which he had not completed.

In its ruling, CAS mentioned the Italian’s suspension may presumably be backdated to December 17, 2019.

Iannone had contested that the presence of drostanolone in his system was the outcomes of consuming contaminated meat in Malaysia.

Nonetheless, CAS rejected his argument and upheld a WADA enchantment in search of a four-year ban.

“The panel discovered that Andrea Iannone had failed to determine neither the exact type of meat he had consumed nor the origin of mentioned meat,” research a CAS assertion.

It mentioned that reverse to the distinctive various taken by the Worldwide Motorcycling Federation (FIM), the violation was to be “handled as intentional for options of the associated anti-doping suggestions, and subsequently upheld WADA’s Attraction.”

“The CAS award fashions apart the choice rendered by the FIM Worldwide Disciplinary Courtroom dated 31 March 2020 and imposes a four-year interval of ineligibility on Andrea Iannone,” it added.

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