Andrea Iannone has won a brief reprieve from his doping case. At the hearing at the CDI in Switzerland today, he presented an analysis of a hair showing no sign of anabolic use. The court will now consider the evidence and a decision is expected in 10 days. More details on the GPOne website.
The FIM issued the following press release after Andrea Iannone's hearing at the CDI :
Following a routine In-Competition doping test conducted at the round of the FIM Grand Prix World Championship held in Sepang, Malaysia on 3 November 2019, Mr Andrea Iannone tested positive for a WADA prohibited substance and is now provisionally suspended since 17 December 2019.
Mr Andrea Iannone requested analysis of his B sample which also confirmed the result of the A sample analysis.
The hearing of the International Disciplinary Court (CDI) took place today at the FIM Headquarters in the presence of a panel of three judges of the CDI where Mr Iannone had the opportunity to present his case.
The proceeding is still ongoing until a CDI decision is rendered. Mr Andrea Iannone remains provisionally suspended until then and is therefore barred from participating in any motorcycling competition or related activity until further notice.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the FIM Anti-Doping Code, the FIM is unable to provide any additional information at this time.