Here’s something I noticed. The pro ranks do not use the “drop 1” formula that the am classes do. So there were motos with only 4 riders that would transfer all 4.
How come the ams have to lose a rider and end up with less than a full gate in the main sometimes? The pros can more than likely afford to race where some families struggle (financially) to get their kid to a race, he has a bad moto, and doesn’t make the cut.