Many races have too few people, and have too wide a spread of ability. I generally race in 12-30 people races, and pretty much everyone ends up on their own or with only one or two other people.
If, for example in a C race, there were sufficient bots added to bring the numbers up to 50 riders, and if most bots rode at a ‘‘fast C’’ pace in a bunch. That way we could have some of the riders off the front caught by the bunch (which would be 10-30 botts and 5-10 people) before the end.
Right now, I find that I’m riding half the race with 1-3 others, but then time trialling on my own. In a 12 person field, there might only be a handful of fellow C speed racers, so you just don’t get the race experience, and get a time trial instead.
This would seem a good addition when the switch is made so that people in the race can’t see the other riders who are not in the race.