MCN Fan­tasy Road Race is back!

Which su­per­stars will you pick in your ul­ti­mate rac­ing line-up?

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MCN’S Fan­tasy Road Race com­pe­ti­tion is go for 2017! Af­ter a fan­tas­tic sea­son of rac­ing in 2016, now is the time for you to turn team man­ager and se­lect your very own dream team for what prom­ises to be an­other epic year of rac­ing.

Pick­ing the win­ning team won’t be easy. You’ll have to be­come an ex­pert in the BSB, WSB and Mo­togp cham­pi­onships in a bid to se­cure the guar­an­teed big point-scor­ers, while mak­ing some shrewd in­vest­ments to form a strong team that re­mains within your strict £13.5 mil­lion bud­get.

The prize for ul­ti­mate glory at the end of the year is well worth fight­ing for, with the over­all win­ner get­ting their hands on a Shoei NXR Matt Black hel­met worth £389.99! In ad­di­tion, we’re also giv­ing away a £20 MCN Shop voucher for the win­ner of each of the five Game Rounds across the sea­son.

So the ques­tion is now who is go­ing to be in your dream team and how are you go­ing to spend your money? The first of­fi­cial Mo­togp test is now over (read all about it on pages 64-67) and it looks like Yamaha’s new sign­ing Mav­er­ick Viñales could be one to watch for the ti­tle this year. Marc Mar­quez can’t be ruled out ei­ther, de­spite Honda still strug­gling with en­gine prob­lems, while Valentino Rossi was grin­ning from ear to ear af­ter the three days on his YZR-M1. Jorge Lorenzo is look­ing strong on the Du­cati and don’t for­get about Cal Crutchlow’s two wins in 2016.

It’s not long un­til the 2017 WSB sea­son starts and once again it looks like it’ll be a fight be­tween Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies. Tom Sykes won’t be far be­hind though, and nor will Chaz Davies’ new team-mate, bad-boy Marco Me­landri. With the Milwaukee Aprilia’s of Lorenzo Savadori and Eu­gene Laverty quick in test­ing, they could too join the fight. Plus, will the new Blade be enough to close the gap for Nicky Hay­den? And what about Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes at Yamaha?

It looks set to be a corker of a year in BSB Shane Byrne go­ing up against 2016 ri­val Leon Haslam plus a whole host of new and re­turn­ing names in­clud­ing Syl­vain Guin­toli, Da­vide Gi­ugliano and Aussie Josh Brookes. As well as those guys, the likes of James El­li­son, Michael Laverty, John Hop­kins and Luke Mossey are back for more while young guns Bradley Ray and Tay­lor Macken­zie also join the grid look­ing to im­press. ■ Reg­is­ter your team from Feb 8-23 at https://goo.gl/mqrz5x

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