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Can Iannone's MotoGP career be saved?

Having been handed an 18-month ban for testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid, Andrea Iannone's MotoGP days look increasingly numbered. Although his Aprilia team are steadfastly backing him, Iannone will be out of contract soon. Can he save his MotoGP career?

In the 1970s, motorcycle racers were no strangers to drugs. But rather than using them - and you can bet a fair few partook - riders, generally privateers, would often find themselves smuggling drugs across continental Europe.

Riders would tour from race track to race track to make a bit of money, largely to keep their (legitimate) speed habit ticking over in the days when race organisers were just as corrupt and steadfastly neglected to cough up any meaningful start money.

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