Andrea Iannone banned after testing positive for banned substance
MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a prohibited substance.
Iannone's urine sample at November's Malaysian Grand Prix returned an adverse analytical finding for a banned exogenous anabolic-androgenic steroid.
The Italian, who failed to finish the race, has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample.
"I have every confidence in the positive conclusion of this affair," he wrote on Instagram.
"At the moment - I have not received any official communication.
"I'm totally relaxed and I want to reassure my fans and Aprilia Racing.
"Over the years, and also this season, I have undergone continuous checks, obviously always proving to be negative."
Governing body the FIM says the 30-year-old is barred from competing until further notice.