The FIM has advised U.S. Supercross rider Broc Tickle that he is provisionally suspended following results of a drug test carried out at Round 2 of the AMA Supercross Championship in San Diego.
KTM released a brief statement on Friday last week before Round 14 in Minneapolis confirming Tickle would not be competing at the event.
It stated; “Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team rider Broc Tickle was advised on Thursday by the FIM that he is provisionally suspended and barred from participating in any sports competition until further notice, pursuant to Article 7.9 of the FIM Anti-doping Code. Tickle is taking the necessary steps to lift the Provisional Suspension.”
In a statement issued by the FIM, they confirmed the type of drug detected in Tickles urine sample was 5-methylhexan-2-amine, a specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2018 FIM Prohibited List.
The FIM went on to say; “Mr. Tickle has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample. Mr. Broc Tickle is provisionally suspended with effect from 14 April 2018. He is therefore barred from participating in any Sports competition until further notice (Art. 10.12 of the FIM Anti-doping Code). Under Article 220.127.116.11 of the FIM Anti-doping Code, Mr. Tickle may request lifting of his provisional suspension. Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the FIM Anti-Doping Code, the FIM is unable to provide any additional information at this time.”
We will keep you up-to-date as more information is made available.