Well, we don't really know that, do we? Samples taken 6&7 October then . . . what? Dunno how long analysis/processing took, nor how long Italy had to file an appeal. (and I'm not motivated enough to look it all up in the regs)Something unapproved that took 6 months to find ...
... During the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Red Bud (United States) on 6th and 7th October 2018 fuel samples were taken to be tested in accordance with the 2018-1 FIM Technical Rules Motocross (Art.63.04 and 63.05) from the following motorcycles:
· Mr BARCIA #27 (United States)
· Mr VAN HOREBEEK #12 (Belgium)
· Mr CERVELLIN #20 (Italy)
· Mr TOMAC #25 (United States)
· Mr TIXIER #3 (France)
· Mr PLESSINGER #26 (United States)
· Mr LAWRENCE #17 (Australia)
· Mr CAIROLI #19 (Italy)
Among the aforementioned riders, the fuel tests of No. 20 Michele CERVELLIN attested non conformity with the FIM fuel specifications provided for in Art. 63.01.2 of the 2018-1 FIM Technical Rules Motocross, regarding the properties for unleaded fuel. ...
Something unapproved that took 6 months to find ...
OK ... almost 4 months ... but yes, they found "something" ... or is this the early stages of another "doping" conspiracy?Well, we don't really know that, do we? Samples taken 6&7 October