Fans are in for a wild ride this year thanks to MotoGP 22 NINE.
Milestone is bringing all the action from the 2009 season to their latest title.
But what is going to be included in this mode? We've got everything you need to know right here!
Latest news - Dive into NINE
Our latest look at MotoGP 22 comes with a glimpse of the NINE mode, that lets players dive into the iconic 2009 season.
A classic campaign
Milestone hasn't just picked a random year out and stated they'll recreate it in MotoGP 22. The 2009 campaign is generally regarded as one of the best in living memory.
Players will get to relive it all.
Milestone is giving players all 17 Grand Prix from 2009 divided into chapters and breath-taking challenges to complete.
This game mode isn't just about the racing though, as there will be an extended documentary regarding this season. A 50-minute feature created and narrated by Mark Neale will take you through all the highs and lows of the 2009 campaign.
All the riders and bikes from the 2009 season are present, while there are a total of 39 challenges that accurately reproduce the most crucial moments of the season.
Each challenge has specific goals to achieve, like defending your position or moving your way up through the field.
2009 teams and rider list
While thirteen years have passed since 2009, there are plenty of familiar names in the full rider list from '09. If we have a full roster of riders, we expect this to be the full list available:
|Onde 2000||Ducati||59||Sete Gibernau|
|Gresini||Honda||15||Alex de Angelis|
|LCR||Honda||14||Randy de Puniet|
|Fiat Yamaha||Yamaha||46||Valentino Rossi|
|Fiat Yamaha||Yamaha||99||Jorge Lorenzo|
|Sterligarda Yamaha||Yamaha||11||Ben Spies|
|Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||5||Colin Edwards|
|Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||52||James Toseland|
Out of all the riders above, none are still competing in 2022. Aleix Espargaro did compete in a few races in 2009, but not enough to warrant being included in the roster of full-time drivers.
Despite this being 13 years ago, most of these circuits and races are still on the calendar. Qatar's Losail is still the curtain-raiser for the season, while Valencia bookends it. Furthermore, circuits that have been included as historical tracks, such as Britain's Donnington and the USA's Laguna Seca, are also present here.
Out of the 17 circuits from 2009, only two weren't in MotoGP 21. These are Indianapolis and Estoril.