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Paul Bird Drug Ban

Postby Onebag on Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:03 pm

I wonder why this wasn't reported in the bike press? And why is PBM still allowed to partcipate in BSB?

24/12/2015
http://www.ukad.org.uk/news/article/ral ... -diuretics

"Rally driver and motorcycle racing team owner Paul Bird has received a two-year motorsport ban, having tested positive for cocaine and diuretics after a rally win in July.
Bird, 48, failed a drug test after emerging victorious in the Nicky Grist Stages - the sixth round of the BTRDA Rally Championship.
He has now received a two-year ban from "all sport", issued by the UK Anti-Doping agency, which will see him suspended until July 2017."
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Re: Paul Bird Drug Ban

Postby Kropotkin on Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:15 pm

The penalty only applies to Paul Bird, so PBM can continue. I am not entirely clear as to how this affects Bird. It may be that he is not allowed to attend races or be directly involved. But it's fairly easy to claim not to be involved and yet have private meetings about running the team.
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Re: Paul Bird Drug Ban

Postby Onebag on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:02 pm

Section 6.2.1 "In accordance with Article 10.12.1 of the MSA ADR, Mr Bird may not participate in any capacity in a Competition, Event or other activity..."

http://www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule ... iolations/

http://www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule ... ion/a/6961 (PDF)
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Re: Paul Bird Drug Ban

Postby JanBros on Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:21 pm

surely it only involves in himself entering any competition.
owning/leading a team will be no problem. I've never heard of drugtests for mechanics/gridgirls/cooks/managers/ .... they can smoke/inhale/drink/inject/... whatever they want :mrgreen:
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Re: Paul Bird Drug Ban

Postby Cobbett on Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:18 pm

Aye. If Jose Mourinho can get around a stadium ban by hiding in a laundry basket to do the team talk, you'd imagine Paul Bird would find a way to have words ...
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Re: Paul Bird Drug Ban

Postby Tourn46 on Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:50 pm

JanBros wrote:surely it only involves in himself entering any competition.
owning/leading a team will be no problem. I've never heard of drugtests for mechanics/gridgirls/cooks/managers/ .... they can smoke/inhale/drink/inject/... whatever they want :mrgreen:


I work in Finance and in my last job we were subject to random drug tests!
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Re: Paul Bird Drug Ban

Postby JanBros on Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:34 pm

Tourn46 wrote:
JanBros wrote:surely it only involves in himself entering any competition.
owning/leading a team will be no problem. I've never heard of drugtests for mechanics/gridgirls/cooks/managers/ .... they can smoke/inhale/drink/inject/... whatever they want :mrgreen:


I work in Finance and in my last job we were subject to random drug tests!


probably every job is. I may have exagerated a bit but I think the point is clear : Paul Bird is punished as a sportsman, not as someone doing a job.
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