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Marc Marquez given two penalty points after Silverstone MotoGP

The two penalty points will be imposed on Marquez's 2013 season total
The two penalty points will be imposed on Marquez's 2013 season total
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by Daniel Mackrell

Marc Marquez has been given two penalty points after ignoring a yellow flag during the Silverstone MotoGP warm-up, which is used to signal a rider to slow down.

The decision came after the 20-year-old also suffered a dislocated shoulder during a fall in the morning warm-up session, seconds after Tech-3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow had crashed

The injury didn't stop Marquez from keeping up his high level of form, as he still took part in the race after having an injection to dull the pain.

The MotoGP leader finished in second place behind Jorge Lorenzo by just 0.08 seconds on the Silverstone track.

The two penalty points will be imposed on the Repsol Honda rider's 2013 season total.

An official FIM statement said: "Rider Marc Marquez was riding in a section of the circuit where waved yellow flags were displayed due to an earlier accident.

"He continued at racing speed and did not slow down and be prepared to stop as required by the regulations.

"His subsequent crash at the same point as the previous accident seriously endangered the rider being attended to [Cal Crutchlow] and the marshals in the accident zone."

If Marquez were to reach four penalty points, he would start the next race in last place, at the back of the grid.

Speaking about the incident, Marquez said: "The rules are there, and so if they gave me points, it's because the flags were there, but I didn't see them."

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