How To Bet on Moto GP | Moto GP Betting
How does Moto GP betting work?
Motorbike racing is one of the most thrilling and exhilarating sports around as riders push themselves to the limits race after race. With riders leaning their bikes at extreme angles to the ground at speeds of over 150mph, it’s a sport that makes spectators take deep breaths and riders get a massive adrenaline boost. At the moment, Moto GP is firmly in the spotlight with some of the world’s greatest ever riders such as Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi duelling with one another to become world championship. As many of the top makes such as Yamaha, Honda and Ducati all pushing each other to the edge. With so much excitement and action possible, how can someone make a bet on Moto GP?
What bets are available on Moto GP?
As like other forms of motor racing, the most popular bets always refer to the overall championship. As Lorenzo and Rossi are so well known to many fans of the sport, it’s not surprising that these guys come in at short odds to be in the hunt for the championship. Furthermore, the riders who are on the newer spec bikes in the CRT class are going to be extremely unlikely to be in the top spot at the end of the season. Sometimes, it can be worth making an each way bet which can guess a certain number of spots such as the top two spots in the championship.
When it comes down to the race themselves, the race winner odds are usually quite varied. It’s likely to see both the works Honda and Yamaha riders come in at very short odds to win the race. This is due to the sheer dominance of the two teams in recent years especially with riders such as Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa at the helm. However, teams such as Tech 3 and Ducati have also shown race winning potential so these teams may be worth a punt at reasonable odds should anything happen to the main riders.
Looking beyond the general race winner, it’s common for many people to bet on the fastest lap of the race. With several teams all having a similar pace, there are generally going to be better odds for punters looking to make a bet on a one lap wonder. It might mean that satellite teams such as Gresini and LCR could cause an upset and be quicker than the manufacturer teams which will result in some high winnings for a lucky punter.
As some punters may decide to back team for the season, it can be worth looking at some unique bets to help support them and win some money for supporting a team. One of the best way to do this is by choosing a combination bet during a race for 1-2 finish. That would mean that if someone was backing Honda, they could place a combination bet for Pedrosa and Marquez to finish 1st and 2nd and receive a nice little payout as the end result of it. Furthermore, it would also be possible to back Honda in a season long head to head bet against Yamaha. This would basically mean that Honda riders would need to score more points than Yamaha in a race and if they do this more times than their rival in a season, then the punter will win the bet.
Is it difficult to read into the form of teams and riders?
In terms of teams, the sport is usually dominated by the big manufacturers – Yamaha, Honda and Ducati. Almost all the race wins over the past few years have been shared by these teams which is why they are always a good and safe option to bet on winning the race in 2013. However, some of the satellite teams which are powered by these teams such as Tech 3 (Yamaha) and Gresini (Honda) still have some pace and are able to provide some competition and it could be worth a cheeky punt to sneak on the podium in some events.
When it comes to riders, there are 3 main names who always stand out. Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi usually compete for top honours and they are likely to pick up multiple wins in a season. Aside from these 3, there are a handful of riders who can push the lightning quick trio. Ex-champion Nicky Hayden and race winners Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies are always at the front and have shown that they can upset the status quo when need be. Meanwhile, Cal Crutchlow and Marc Marquez has shown quick pace and could also pose a threat as they look to establish their reputation within the pack and earn solid results.