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Anthony West Denies Any Wrongdoing In Anti-Doping Test Situation | Sport | WSBK

Ant West disputes the findings of the anti-doping tests and will pursue a lifting of the provisional suspension.

Following the Misano World SuperSport Race, Anthony West was selected for an Anti-Doping test on July 8, 2018

After the entire summer break Anthony West was notified night before (Thursday, the 13th of September),  the first day of on track activities in Portimao, Portugal of an “adverse analytical finding”.

As a result of this “adverse analytical finding”, the FIM provisionally suspended his license, effective immediately.

With a two week delay in notification from the FIM Legal Department, and waiting until after 5pm on Thursday September 13, 2018, the team was unable to find a suitable replacement rider for the event.

Ant West disputes the findings of the anti-doping tests and will pursue a lifting of the provisional suspension.

“I don’t know what to say. I have two choices before me: admit to something I didn’t do, or fight the anti-doping ruling. In 2013, I was in violation after taking a nutritional supplement that I didn’t realize contained a banned substance. I admitted my mistake and accepted my punishment. After that situation, I stopped taking nutritional supplements for fear of failing a test. Now, I fail a test and I have no idea why. We are looking into the best, and fastest, way to proceed. I just want to get this situation resolved and get back on track. After nearly twenty years in the World Championships, I have never used any substances to try and artificially improve my on track performance.”

West, WSS, Misano WSBK 2018