Rally Driver Paul Bird Banned for Two Years

Rally Driver Paul Bird Banned for Two Years

Paul Bird has been suspended for two-years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

Bird tested positive for benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine) and furosemide (a diuretic) following an In-Competition test on 11 July 2015.

Mr Bird did not contest the charge of committing an ADRV and the parties proposed a resolution in the form of a consent order, approved by the NADP.

The ban will run from 11 July 2015 until 11 July 2017.

The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) is the United Kingdom’s independent tribunal responsible for adjudicating anti-doping disputes in sport. It is operated by Sport Resolutions in accordance with its own procedural rules and is entirely independent of UK Anti-Doping, which is responsible for investigating, charging and prosecuting cases before the NADP.

The consent order can be accessed via the related links tab on the right hand side.