Anthony West launched an expletive-filled tirade against the FIM.
He also announced his retirement from motorcycle racing.
West rode for Kawasaki in MotoGP, QMMF in Moto2 and was a WorldSSP race winner.
Anthony West launched an expletive-filled tirade against the FIM. He also announced his retirement from motorcycle racing.
He posted in his Facebook page, “***k FIM I’m done with the sport. You’ll never see me on another motorcycle again in my life. You win you FIM dogs. Your (sic) really low s**t people who should have nothing to do with the sport. FIM have pushed me to lose my ride with Kawasaki here in Brazil. FIM have destroyed my life many times and have put me into depression to the point I wish I was dead. I’m done playing there (sic) bulls**t political games. ***k FIM.”
West was a permanent fixture in MotoGP riding in the Kawasaki team, besides being a WorldSSP winner. However, he has been banned for two years after testing positive for stimulants in his urine sample.
It wasn’t the first time he was tested positive with suspected illegal substance. The Australian was tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a substance in nasal decongestant but banned under the FIM Anti-Doping Code. That was when he competed in Moto2 for the QMMF team in Qatar 2012. He denied any wrongdoing but the FIM wasn’t impressed.
Unfortunately, it now appears that West may go down the route taken by fellow-Aussie rider Anthony Gobert.