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“I lack speed, I can’t find what MotoGP offers me anywhere” – Andrea Iannone

In the final phase of the 2019 season, Andrea Iannone had a test of doping positive that led the FIM to impose a sanction of competing for 18 mont


In the final phase of the 2019 season, Andrea Iannone had a test of doping positive that led the FIM to impose a sanction of competing for 18 months. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport agreed to the request of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and extended the sanction to four years. From then on, Andrea Iannone’s return date in order to return to MotoGP changed to December 17, 2023.

For the Italian program “Verissimo” of “Canale 5”, Iannone spoke about how he has experienced this situation and not being surprised by the final decision: “I had understood everything even before the sentence. I was sick and suffered a lot, but I reacted very quickly to find motivation in the day to day; I made it out of anything. I began philosophically to look at what my environment offered me, and here I am today».

The fixed pilot always argued that the fact that he was positive was due to the consumption of contaminated meat that he had eaten in Malaysia: «I have been doing controls for 16 years and it has always been negative for any substance. I explained that I did not take anything voluntarily, that I just ate a piece of meat in the restaurant, but it was not enough.

Although absent from MotoGP, Iannone has since sought the feel of what it means to drive a racing prototype at over 350km/h.

– I lack speed, I can’t find what MotoGP gives me anywhere.

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