There is a hell of a lot of chit chat on Twitter regarding the guys being spat out the back.
After the brouhaha following Ted King’s elimination, race boss J-F Pescheux was reported to have said “No generosity: miss the cut = out. He was very clear” (thanks to @inrng for the quick chat and the image below)
This is what the ASO rule book says.
Make of that what you will.
Once again, thanks @inrng