These days were really crucial for the future of Aprilia and Andrea Iannone, who had another urine exam in the Wada Workshops in Germany. The Italian has been suspended on 17th December with an official statement redeemed by FIM as long as art.7.9.1 of Antidoping Code was violated due to being positive to “Drostanolone”, an exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid.
The exam confirmed the presence of that prohibited substance, but the values are really low and this is what keeps Andrea Iannone’s hopes alive for the resolution of his case. His legal will try to use this factor as the key to absolve the Italian, who has a really though situation in his hands.
“We should consider that the rider was in Asia for over a month and the test done just after the GP was relative to a very dense urine champion, 1,024, due to the sever dehydration”, said the lawyer De Rensis
De Rensis believes that this could be crucial for the thesis of food contamination, because “The steroids are assumed with long cycles, not occasional ones. When we will receive the first official statement we will start our job to demonstrate that Iannone is innocent and to bring him back to Aprilia, who had a good behavior in this tough situation”
Anyway, the chances to see Iannone in action during Sepang’s Test are really low and it is more realistic to think that everyone is working to let Andrea to be on the grid of the first race of the season in March, when MotoGP will start again his journey in Qatar, where Iannone hopes to be with Aprilia to begin his 2020 season alongside Aleix Espargaro.