Irish motorsport star suspended after testing positive for banned substance
Published 12/01/2016 | 14:50
Irish motorsport driver Garreth Hayden has been hit with a 15-month ban after testing positive for a banned substance.
Motorsport Ireland and Sport Ireland jointly announce the news today that the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel determined that Hayden committed an anti-doping rule violation.
Hayden has been sanctioned by a period of ineligibility of 15 months commencing on July 6, 2015 – the date on which he was provisionally suspended by Motorsport Ireland.
In a doping control test immediately following his participation at the Irish Touring Car Championship in Mondello Park, he provided a sample which tested positive for the presence of a prohibited substance, Benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine). Mr Hayden’s results from June 7, 2015 are also disqualified.