UIM F2 driver, Brent Dillard has been provisionally suspended from F2 competition, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) have announced today.
The UIM Anti-doping Department have posted this notification:
The UIM has informed Dillard that he is provisionally suspended pursuant to Article 7.9.2 of the 2019 UIM Anti-doping Code.
The decision to provisionally suspend Dillard was optional following the receipt of a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne (Germany), the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln Institut für Biochemie, indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) of a Specified Substance (under Section 6.b) Stimulants of the 2019 Prohibited List, in a urine sample collected from him at an In-Competition test carried out by the I-JIM at the I-JIM Formula 2 World Championship round held in Ribadouro, Portugal, on 14th September 2019.
Dillard has been given the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample but declined to proceed and by doing so has been deemed to have accepted the accuracy of the Adverse Analytical Finding made in respect of the A Sample.
As a result, the Provisional Suspension has now come into automatic effect.
Dillard has been provisionally suspended as from 5th December 2019.
He is therefore not entitled to participate in any powerboating competition or activity until further notice.
As per World Anti-Doping Code and the I-JIM Anti-doping Code, the UIM is not in position to provide any additional information at this time.
The US racer was not allowed to take part in the final round of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship season which was held in Abu Dhabi last month.
Germany’s Stefan Hagin was given the Dillard team’s DAC to race in the UAE and posted an impressive third place.
Powerboat Racing World have asked Brent Dillard for a statement, although have not received one at the time of posting.