Tomas Enge has been suspended from racing after failing a drugs test. This isn't the first time this has happened...

Former Grand Prix racer Tomáš Enge has been hit with his second suspension from racing after failing a random drug test conducted during the FIA GT1 race at Navarra last month.

The Czech racer, who contested three races for the Prost team in 2001, previously failed a drug test in 2002 when he tested positive for marijuana. He was banned from competition and lost the Formula 3000 title as a result.

Enge competes in the FIA GT1 Championship The 35-year-old, who races for the Reiter Lamborghini squad in this year’s GT1 championship, has denied any wrongdoing this time around and blamed a prescribed medication for his latest test failure.

“I am in shock. After what happened in 2002, I’ve been careful in every way of anything related to doping,” he is quoted as saying.

“I suffer from long-term health problems and recently asked the FIA for an exemption so that I can take medicines that are on the banned substances list. Now I will consult with experts to find out how this situation occurred.”

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.