Great game - learning curve is just too steep to give it 4*
Well firstly I should say that there is no real improvement on the 08 version other than updated riders/bikes/tracks so if you are still happily playing 08 then stick with that.
As with all versions of this game the learning curve is very steep and as such you WILL make a mess of the first few races you try even on the easiest setting. Having said that, once you get the hang of it you will delight at the wealth of options available to you to tweak the bikes handling. With a variety of modes including Quick Race, Race Weekend, Season and Challenge the only thing missing (AGAIN) is the ability to create your own rider and join a team etc etc. A must for bike fans but casual gamers stay away!