Andrea Iannone's future hangs by a thread. After an 18-month disqualification for doping, due to food contamination, the entourage of the Vasto rider has immediately taken remedial action. The way forward is one and one alone, turning to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In the last few hours his lawyer Antonio De Rensis was interviewed by Sky TV regarding the situation: "By Monday or Tuesday of next week we will present our appeal to the CAS with the reasons for the first instance sentence - he declared during an interview with Antonio Boselli – and for the scientific part, Dr. Pascal Kintz, one of the world's leading experts in the fight against doping has been added to our team".
The lawyer then went into the merits of the question: "In the appeal I will write exactly this, since they do not give any indication of how to behave. I will ask them if he had to sit with chemists who had to examine the meat before eating it… I will ask them if he had to get the invoices for the meat supply handed over and even if he did that, who could guarantee that the meat of that particular supply was the one served? These are devastating reasons because they have no basis in reality. In this way, a sportsman is exposed to madness, I trust that the CAS, as it usually does, says that Andrea has absolutely no responsibility in this contamination".
Iannone, therefore, is faced with a race against time: “We will file the appeal by May 15, but certainly before, at that point the federation has 20 days to reply to our arguments - concluded De Rensis - Subsequently, the CAS judges take the files and if they establish that there is no need to fix a hearing, I am confident that a decision can be reached in two months ".
The hope is therefore that an answer can be had before the weekend of July 19th, the date chosen for the start of the MotoGP World Championship.