The Moto GP riding season spans over 9 months annually, running from the month of March through the month of November. Host countries include Qatar (a favourite to many), the USA, Argentina and Spain. Manufacturers of the motorcycles include Ducati, Honda, Suzuki and more. Moto GP was established as a World Championship in 1949, and has a vast fan base the world over. The minimum age for riders is eighteen years of age, and the maximum engine capacity of the motor cycles is 1 000cc.
Apart from the raw excitement of racing around a track at an average of 216 miles per hour on two wheels, Moto GP also makes provision for a sheer thrill for spectators – in the form of Moto GP sports betting.
Understanding the Basics
The action starts with the qualifying round for a Moto GP event. Final qualifying rounds are divided into two categories, namely Q1 (Qualifying 1) and Q2 (Qualifying 2). The ten fastest riders will progress to Q2, and all other riders will compete in Q1. The two fastest riders from Q1 will be added to the riders competing in Q2. This will make up the first 12 positions in the particular race. The riders not ranking in the first two positions in Q1, will take their place in the grid based on the position achieved during the qualifying round.
Races vary in length, and can be anything between ninety five and one hundred and thirty kilometres – usually lasting about 45 minutes.
Moto GP is well-suited to the world of sports betting, due to the small margins of options involved in any given race. Only 5 or 6 riders truly achieve success on an annual basis. Motorcycles generally hail from 3 or 4 manufacturers. This leaves precious little homework to be done as far as rider and brand research is concerned.
Where the Corners are Cut
Events, too, are limited to a number of noteworthy events per year. The World Champion title is given to the Moto GP rider scoring the most points during the events participated in during the Moto GP season.
The limited number of riders and events worth looking out for annually, make futures betting quite popular. First prize is obviously being able to correctly predict the winner in any given event, but general futures betting is more popular in Moto GP sports betting, than in any other sport.
Match Bets are also highly popular in Moto GP. A Match Bet is essentially predicting that one particular rider will walk away with better results than one specified other rider much like crown oaks betting.
The weather has a great impact on the outcome of events. Tyres stick to the tracks during extremely hot conditions, and rain makes for poor performance where certain other riders are involved. As is the case with all sports, players react differently under varying circumstances – with some players reacting more favourably to extreme weather conditions than others.
Pit stops is another biggy – how well a team manages its pit stops can often mean a win or a loss, with every last second in the running for the final count.