Moto2’s Ant West Pulls an Armstrong, Caught Doping

Moto2’s Ant West has been suspended for 30 days after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine (DMMA), a mild stimulant found in dietary supplements. The failure of the test, given at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, means that the 31-year-old rider from Maryborough will miss the final round, Valencia, of the Grand Prix season.

DMMA is a banned substance due to health risks and its ability to help riders tighten their focus during races. Completely banned by the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand governments, it has also been accused of giving two American soldiers heart attacks.   

West has five days after being notified of the failure to contest the finding.

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