A shock news came to MotoGP World in a relatively chill winter where every seat was assigned and there was finally time to rest: Andrea Iannone has been temporarily suspended for doping due to use of exogenous androgenic steroids after an urine control made by accredited Wada laboratory of Kreischa in Germany. The withdrawal has been made in Sepang during the penultimate GP of the season and the Italian failed drugs test.
Aprilia rider was so suspended in order of article 7.9.1 of antidoping code of Fim; Andrea could ask the analysis of the B Champion withdrawn in Malaysia and the revocation of his suspension, but until that moment he could not take part of any motorcycle race. Surely not a good news for him and Aprilia, who announced that Iannone renewed the agreement with Noale’s team also for 2020.
Iannone ends the year in the worst possible way after a complicated season where he only managed to put himself on top position during the first laps of Phillip Island race where he brought Aprilia into the lead for a while, but he never found the confidence he needed to stay on top position as we saw him on the past. But now Andrea has to face one of his hardest fight of his career to save his MotoGP journey and not turning off his dreams.