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Roczen, Anderson, Friese, Davalos penalty at Houston 2 Supercross [updated]

Ken Roczen

Ken Roczen

Ken Roczen and Jason Anderson have been hit with a penalty after their 450SX Main Event at Houston 2.

The pair have received a four-points penalty each for jumping on Red Cross flags while Chase Sexton was down.

The AMA/FIM delayed the certification of the results after the race “pending appeals with the AMA and FIM regarding flag rule infractions,” a brief statement said.

If the original results had stood, Ken Roczen would have been on top of the points after two rounds but now that honour goes to Justin Barcia who finished ninth in last night’s Main.

So Bam Bam tops the points standings on 40, rookie Dylan Ferrandis is second, just one point back. Justin Brayton is third one further point back with 38 — the same points total as Marvin Musquin. Kenny is now down to fifth. But with 37 points is still right there. As is Eli Tomac in sixth on 36 points.

Anderson is down in 13th with just 19 points to show for the opening two rounds.

Positions from the race stand so neither Roczen nor Anderson have been docked places.

Update January 20, 18:33 GMT: The AMA has confirmed the rule breach, and that four riders have been penalised. These are Roczen, Anderson, Davalos and Friese. “Per AMA Rule 4.16.E.9.C, four riders in Tuesday’s Houston Supercross have been penalised for jumping on a red cross flag. The penalty for each rider is the loss of championship points and purse equal to two positions for that race, plus two additional points.”

Update January 20, 17:27 GMT: Now that we have had more time to look at the results, we can see that Martin Davalos and Vince Friese have also been penalised.

Houston 2 450SX Main Event

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2021 450SX points standings after two rounds

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