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Smith to replace Iannone for Aprilia in MotoGP while serving suspension

Aprilia has confirmed to Autosport that test rider Bradley Smith will replace Andrea Iannone for as long as he is under suspension for a doping violation. One-time MotoGP race winner Iannone was hit with an 18-month ban earlier this year after an illegal steroid was found in his system following a drugs test during last season's Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. Suspended by the FIM while this underwent legal proceedings, Iannone was handed an 18-month ban dating back to October when the violation was first flagged - though was deemed to have ingested the substance accidentally. Iannone has submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to have this ban overturned, citing...
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