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Old 11-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #5216
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Motomatters on the Ant West doping ban.

Thirty-day ban for traces of a substance that can hype you up a little, or help you lose a little weight.

If anybody is still wondering why we don't notice a lot of spontaneity and skylarking among the current crop of world championship hopefuls, it could just be that a clue lies right there.

I imagine this lot would have rubbed out Barry Sheene before he got beyond 125s. (No hard evidence, just a hunch. )

You can blame the no-drugs-in-sport crew that the masters of MotoGP have signed up with. Or you can ask how the hell a circus for daredevils got mixed up with the temperance league.

Yeah I know, it looks clean for the sponsors and all that. And sponsors are hard to come by, apparently. And if it wasn't for sponsors, we wouldn't have multi-million dollar salaries at the top and corner-specific automatic traction control. Damn.

Anybody know whether they do doping tests at the TT? Are blokes there worried about what might be found in their blood if they bin it?
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