The season’s WSB title fight starts this weekend at Valencia, Spain, with Britain’s James Toseland among the favourites and Leon Haslam ready to make his mark.
Factory Ducati rider Toseland, says in Wednesday’s MCN " I’m only here for one reason… and that’s to win the championship. "
Haslam, on the Renegade Ducati 999 has high hopes too after posting fast times in official pre-season tests.
He says: " This is my best opportunity to get results ever. I was thinking this would be a learning year, but now it looks like I could challenge for race wins. "
Haslam looks like a good bet to have in your Fantasy Road Race team, at a bargain £1.25m. Chris Walker is likely to score lots of points too, with a new Foggy FP1 on the way. He’ll set you back just £1m.
Read our full 12-page WSB season preview in MCN, out on Wednesday, February 25. There’s an interview with WSB boss Paolo Flammini, an analysis of the benefits of the rival bikes’ engine configurations plus former racer James Whitham, team boss Colin Wright and TV pundit Steve Parrish talk about the season ahead… down the pub.