Last moment! Fulminant sanction for Andrea Iannone. Is he retiring?


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Andrea Iannone

What’s new in the world of MotoGP They don’t stop appearing minute by minute. In the last hours, a new news was confirmed that shook the entire paddock. Andrea Iannone He received a sanction that you can remove it from the official competition definitively. The Italian had received a momentary suspension following a doping case at the end of the 2019 season.

Moments ago the World Doping Agency (WADA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) They announced that Andrea Iannone will receive a four-year sanction away from professional sports activity. This means that it ratified its initial sanction, and also extended it for a longer period, as requested by WADA after the appeal.

In the 2019 season, Iannone competed in the highest category of motorcycling in the team Aprilia. However, he tested positive for Drostanalone in a control during the Malaysian GP. Drostanalone is an anabolic that some years ago was used to treat breast cancer in women, but it is no longer marketed.

The TAS assured that it took into account that Iannone does not have a record of addictions or irregular activities. However, the Italian pilot did not present evidence indicating that the ingestion of the anabolic was accidental or a contamination, as claimed by his defense. That is why, not only was the initial sanction ratified, but it was extended to four years.

Iannone will not be able to compete in MotoGP again, or in any category until the end of December 2023. This news buries his sports career, although the rider has not yet commented on it. At the time, Iannone fought to the death for her innocence. I’m not a fool who plays it like that. The motorcycle is my life, ”he said in 2019.

The TAS publication


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