While many have praised the new Armada mode - PCM's answer to the FIFA's Ultimate Team - it seems there's one "minor" detail that hasn't come up in the pre-release interviews.
Other than track, Armada is the only online mode in the game. Gone is everything you know from the previous game - instead, you can choose to play with your Armada team, and that's it.
Needless to say, this comes as quite a surprise and makes it impossible to play realistic games with real teams and riders. Or alternatively, equal races with equal teams and riders, like you do in the national championships and world championships that's usually held.
As a result, CyM-Italy has launched a petition to bring back the old multiplayer mode - not to replace Armada, but to be another option.
You can sign it on the official forum.