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Sidecar passenger banned from TT after failing drugs test

Jake Lowther out of TT 2023

Sidecar passenger Jake Lowther has been banned from TT 2023 after failing a drugs test.

ACU Events Limited has confirmed the racer, who is part of outfit number seven, has been excluded.

Organisers haven't said which banned substance he tested positive for during a random test carried out as part of the event’s drug and alcohol screening protocols.

The matter has now been passed to the Auto Cycle Union – the governing body for motorcycle sport in the UK – to carry out a formal judicial process.

In a statement ACU Events Ltd said: “The Isle of Man TT Races and the ACU share a strict zero-tolerance policy for the presence of drugs and alcohol for officials and competitors during an event period.

“As per their anti-doping policy the ACU may impose a suspension on competition for individuals found to be contravening these rules.”

Lowther, who was paired with Alan Founds, has competed at the TT 10 times previously.

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