News 1 Nov 2012

Positive doping test rules Anthony West out of Valencia finale

West banned for 30 days following positive drug test at the Le Mans GP.

Aussie Anthony West failed a doping test following the French GP in May.

Following FIM anti-doping controls carried out during the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix meeting held in Le Mans (FRA), one of the samples was found not in accordance with the FIM Anti-Doping Code.

The sample of Australian Moto2 class rider Anthony West contained Methylhexaneamine, a substance included in ‘S.6b Specified Stimulants’ prohibited in competition, and thereby infringed Art 2.1 of the 2012 FIM Anti-Doping Code.

Following the hearing of the rider, the CDI decided to disqualify West from the French round of the 2012 FIM Moto2 World Championship, held on 20 May in Le Mans.

In addition, the CDI imposes on the rider a sanction of one month’s period of ineligibility to compete in any meeting authorised or organised by the FIM or any FIM-affiliated federation or body or in any competitions authorised or organised by any international or national level meeting organisation, from 30 October 2012.

An appeal may be lodged with the International Tribunal of Appeal (TIA) within five days as from the notification of the decision.