It has been over a month since Broc Tickle was notified that his urine sample collected at the 2018 San Diego Supercross had tested positive for “an Adverse Analytical Finding of 5-methylhexan-2-amine, a specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2018 FIM Prohibited List.” In the time since, the racer’s career has come to a halt, as the current punishment for the infraction is a provisional suspension that bars him from any AMA-FIM regulated competition until a final sentence is handed down or his case can be heard by the International Disciplinary Court and Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Tickle has shared multiple updates on his social media platforms to document the process, including a post on April 27th, 2018, that criticized the FIM’s lack of communication in regards to his situation. In that post, Tickle stated that the soonest the B Sample of his urine could be tested was May 9th, 2018, and that it would take between ten to fifteen working days for the results to be sent to him.
On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, Tickle posted another statement via social media that announced the B Sample was positive for the same substance and that his case will be ruled over by Anand Sashidharan, a judge on the FIM’s International Commision of Judges. Mr. Sashidharan is part of the FIM’s legal team in The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India and ruled on James Stewart’s case in 2014.
As of now, there is no confirmed date for Tickle’s case to be heard, but he states that his case has been identified by the International Disciplinary Court.
Tickle’s statement is posted in full below…
Today, via e-mail, I was notified by the FIM that testing of my Sample B allegedly confirmed the alleged results of my Sample A test; however, as of today, neither the FIM or the laboratory has provided any supporting evidence for the alleged testing results. In addition, the FIM informed me that, Article 3.3.1 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, Mr. Anand Sashidharan has been appointed by the Director of the International Commission of Judges (CJI) as single judge to "deal" with case before the International Disciplinary Court (CDI). Mr. Sashidharan is the same person that presided over Mr. James Stewart's proceedings. Now that my case has been formally identified with the CDI, perhaps the process will proceed in a professional manner so that I can finally begin to defend myself. Their system presumes my guilt and presumes their supremacy all while hindering, impeding, and delaying an athlete's ability to discover evidence to argue against both. As I stated before, I have never, intentionally or negligently, ingested any prohibited substance, and specifically, the alleged substance I allegedly had in my system on February 10, 2018. I have never cheated, doped, or tried to better myself by taking the short way; nor, has anyone around me offered or provided to me any substance that is prohibited by the FIM Anti-Doping Code. I have worked too hard throughout my career to put my career at stake by taking any short cuts. I will do everything possible to fight this allegation, clear my name, and continue with my career. Should anyone have any information that may be relevant to my case, please contact my attorney, Brian D. Harrison