Sports car racing and open-wheel ace Franck Montagny has been banned by the FIA for two years after testing positive for a derivative of cocaine following November’s Formula E race in Malaysia.
The ruling on the 37-year-old Frenchman was published this week by the FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee, following a hearing on the case in Paris on Feb. 19.
The ADC concluded that Montagny had the presence of a prohibited substance, having tested positive for Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, following a drug test on Nov. 22.
As a result, Montagny has been stripped of all competitive results achieved from Nov. 22 and Dec. 23, 2014, including his finish in the Putrajaya Formula E event, and has been banned from the FIA until Dec. 23, 2016.
Montagny has 21 days to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for