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Star Racing Yamaha Dylan Ferrandis was docked four points for jumping on a red cross flag in the 450 main event in Minneapolis on Saturday. Ferrandis finished ninth and will keep his position but will only receive 10 points instead 14.

Here is the official rules regarding jumping on a red cross flag from the AMA rulebook:

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  1. If Race Direction determines that there was a blatant violation of this rule, the penalty for non-compliance will be:
    a. During practice and qualifying, the loss of the fastest lap time during that session.
    b. During Heat, or LCQ races, the loss of number of positions gained plus two additional positions in the final results for that race. If no positions were gained, the penalty will be the loss of two positions in the final results for that race.
    c. During a Main Event race, if no positions were gained, the penalty will be the points and purse equal to two positions in the final results for that race plus two additional points.
    d. During a Main Event race, if any positions are gained, the loss of number of positions gained plus the points and purse equal to two additional positions in the final results for that race, plus two additional points.
    e. During a Triple Crown Race, the loss of number of positions gained plus two additional positions in the final results for that race. If no positions were gained, the penalty will be the loss of two positions in the final results for that race.
    f. During a sighting or cool down lap, a fine as determined by Race Direction.
    g. If at any time, Race Direction determines that it was not a blatant violation of the rule, a warning or fine may be issued.

Dylan was also dealing with some back pain in the main event.

“The day started out well with another good qualifying, but unfortunately, I was in a lot of pain in the main event after my two big crashes at the previous races. I did what I could and finished ninth. We’ll keep working and try for better next week.” 

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