The FIM has announced that Red Bull KTM rider Broc Tickle has provisionally suspended pursuant to Article 7.9 of the FIM Anti-doping Code. Per the press release, Tickle was tested at the 2018 San Diego Supercross round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series and his urine sample contained “an Adverse Analytical Finding of 5-methylhexan-2-amine, a specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2018 FIM Prohibited List.”
With this suspension, Tickle is barred from any sporting competition, effective immediately.
Per a Google search, Methylhexanamine was originally formulated and sold by the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical firm as a nasal decongestant but was pulled off of the market in 1983. Since then, it’s become a common component in energy boosting supplements such as pre-work drinks, but it’s strictly banned under many sporting doping codes due to its adverse effects and multiple deaths that were associated with products that it was used in.
The press release is posted in full below…
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has advised US Supercross rider Broc Tickle that he is provisionally suspended pursuant to Article 7.9 of the FIM Anti-doping Code. The decision to provisionally suspend Mr. Tickle was taken following the receipt of a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of 5-methylhexan-2-amine, a specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2018 FIM Prohibited List, in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test carried out by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship held in San Diego, California, USA, on 10 February 2018.
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 18.104.22.168 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.