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Iannone doping hearing decision set for mid-November

The Court of Arbitration for Sports has confirmed a final ruling on Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone's 18-month doping ban will be delivered by mid-November. Iannone was found guilty of ingesting a banned steroid during last year's Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, which resulted in an indefinite suspension by governing body the FIM before he was handed an 18-month competition ban back in April. The one-time MotoGP race winner's defence centred on accidental ingestion through contaminated food, which was accepted by the FIM but did not full acquit him. Iannone and Aprilia believe the ban should be overturned as similar cases of professional athletes accidentally taking banned substances...
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