yeah that is great for him. Josh is a talented rider and always seems to be down to earth and friendly. I saw him at barber one time at either a wera or ccs race, he was there being the pit bitch for his girlfriend. I made eye contact with him and realized who he was, but didn't want to bother him so i just nodded my head and said hi and mentioned i hoped he got a factory ride soon and walked on. He actually went outta his way to come to me and shake my hand and chat for a minute. Really nice guy.
That being said, i'm not expecting much out of him for that race, but surely he will do better than that has-been quitter ben bostrom did at laguna. That was pitiful.