Following the implementation of SureTest CupLab screen tests at the World Superbike Championship event at Phillip Island over the last weekend of February, Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced that the one hundredth test has been conducted, with a positive result yet to occur.
Implemented across all disciplines of motorcycling, the testing that targets illicit substances including amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines and opiates has been welcomed by riders, teams and officials at events that testing has occurred at thus far.
With a goal of the testing to develop awareness and ensure rider safety, Motorcycling Australia‰Ûªs (MA‰Ûªs) CEO David White saw the program‰Ûªs implementation and development as a fantastic initiative.
"A rider‰Ûªs safety at an event is paramount to Motorcycling Australia and all individuals involved in an event." White stated. "Motorcycling Australia takes great pride in the step forward taken, improving the awareness of rider safety and demonstrating a proactive approach to the issue of drugs in sport.
"Motorcycling Australia welcomed the enthusiasm of riders to be involved in the testing program," he added.
With over one hundred tests conducted in the first half of the year, Motorcycling Australia (MA) plans to continue testing at all National Championships with interest into the program already being shown from several State Controlling Bodies.