Back in June of this year, GEICO / Honda’s Christian Craig sent out a post over Instagram stating that he received an email from the FIM saying that an adverse finding was discovered in his WADA drug test from the Daytona SX on March 10, 2018. The drug in question was trace amounts of Heptaminol. The FIM / WADA punishment handed down was a two-year suspension that would be backdated and start in March of 2018—the date of his original dirty test—and would end in March of 2020.

Today, though, Christian sent out a new Instagram post that he succeeded in the Court of Arbitration in Switzerland and that his ban would officially be lifted on December 31st, 2019. This makes him eligible to line up for Anaheim 1 if he chooses to. “LETS GO RACING,” Craig said from Instagram “I could not be happier to announce I was able to accomplish what I had hoped at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. My suspension will now be lifted on December 31st, which is a win I can’t even describe. Pretty speechless and incredibly grateful for the people around me, the industry and my fans for keeping my spirits up this year- it truly has been the roughest year on me and I’m just so happy it’s finally over. I knew if I threw in the towel like they hoped I would, I could not feel at peace knowing what could have been. This was the final chance and it was so worth it. Thank you all so much, this feeling is surreal.”

Congratulations to Christian and Paige Craig on their victory and we look forward to seeing Christian at the races real soon. Check out Christian and Paige’s Instagram posts below.

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THE BATTLE IS DONE! 321 days of this weight on our shoulders and we can finally say, ITS OVER!!!! Everything we went to Switzerland for was worth it 😭. Christians suspension will now end on the 31st of December, which means he is going racing! I have absolutely nothing but tears of gratitude to finally be able to close this nightmare up. So. Unbelievably. Happy. I’m so proud of you, @christiancraig- you’ve handled this situation with ease and professionalism. When everything seemed to be going against you, you stood tall and didn’t let it make you bitter. You used this as a chance to count the many blessings you do have instead of letting one negative control your happiness. You have shown me that no matter what, under any circumstance, we have each other and that will ALWAYS be enough. I’m sorry I let this steal so much of my happiness this past year- I’m so grateful to have had you always there to make sure I remembered what’s important in life. Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and everyone of you that reached out to us during this year. We truly grew to know who our true friends are and how amazing of a fan base Christian has. And to those few people who never let us feel like we were doing this alone, I love you with every ounce of my being, you know who you are ❤️. I will end this with a quote my husband always instills in our kids and myself, DONT GIVE UP!!!!! 😭😭😭 | @revolve #revolve

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Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.