Another FIM press release regarding Stewart's anti-doping test from the Seattle SX. What does this mean going forward? Stay tuned.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has advised US Supercross rider James Stewart that he is provisionally suspended pursuant to Article 7.6 of the FIM Anti-doping Code. The decision to provisionally suspend Mr Stewart was taken following the receipt of a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of Amphetamine 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 at the Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington, on 12 April 2014.
Mr Stewart has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample.
A Provisional Suspension imposed by the FIM does not in any way prejudge the question as to whether an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2 of the FIM Anti-Doping Code has actually been committed. This question will be addressed by the FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) when it adjudicates on the merits of the case.
Mr James Stewart is provisionally suspended with effect from 20 June until further notice.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the FIM Anti-Doping Code, the FIM is unable to provide any additional information at this time.