Just a suggestion for you, how about operating a proper DS competition in next years game? In my mind it would look a bit like the purist game, you could pick, for arguments sake, 20 riders at the beginning of the year and they score points for you through the year.
I make this suggestion as I have, on a few occasions this year, been unable to keep up with the racing in the premium calendar & completely missed races! Last year I just played the standard game with purist teams and I think that I will probably do the same next year. I would, however, be prepared to play the premium game again if it offered a feature such as this.