West stripped of recent Moto2 results
28 November 2013 – Anthony West has had his Moto2 results from the past 18 months deleted after a recent court decision surrounding his failed drug test in May 2012.
West was initially given a one-year ban from competition in October 2012 when the prohibited stimulant Methylhexaneamine was found in a urine sample during that year's French Grand Prix weekend.
The Australian, 32, served the ban before returning to the sport with the QMMF Racing Team in 2013, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) later took the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), holding the view that a two-year suspension should have been issued.
A three-man CAS panel heard the case on August 21 in Lausanne, where the WADA appeal was partially upheld. And governing body FIM has now announced that West will be given an 18-month retroactive ban, from which the one month's suspension already served has been deducted.
West, a former factory MotoGP rider for Kawasaki, thus sees his results from May 20 2012 to October 19 2013 taken away.