I don't have a problem with ET (or any 250 rider in the opposite coast class) running a 450; it gives them experience with what it takes to ride with those guys before A1. If the top guys can't keep up then they had better speed up cause it's a preview of what coming next year.
If anything I feel a little sorry for the guys just making the mains cause now there is one less spot for them.
ET's chance of a title is pretty slim now it's basically Roczen's championship to loose.
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