Moto GP Britain: Round 12 Preview and Best Bets

Eric Kelly

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:34 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 7:34 PM UTC

Can Yamaha and Suzuki Upset The Party This Weekend In Britain?
<div><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Moto GP Britain</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Sunday, August 25, Track: Silverstone</strong></p><h2> </h2><h2>Preview</h2><p>All Hail Andrea Dovizioso, for what was most probably the greatest last corner overtake that lead to a race victory in Moto GP history, if not the greatest for some people it must be in the top three. I advise anybody to go check it out on You Tube. This overtake on Marc Marquez lead to Dovizioso’s second victory of the season and his first since the opening race of the championship. Can Ducati pull the plug on Honda and start a comeback in the second half of the season? Will Honda continue to dominate, or does Yamaha have their part to play? We will find out a lot this weekend in at Silverstone.</p><p>We head to Milton Keyes in England for the British GP this Sunday, it’s a track Marquez has not found much success at, only winning here the once in 2014. Traditionally Silverstone has favoured the Yamaha bikes since its return to the Moto GP calendar back in 2010. They have won on four occasions whilst Honda come in second with two. Yamaha have been so hot and cold this season we really don’t know what we’re going to get with them but word from the camp is they have made massive strides on bike upgrades over the past three weeks and head rider Valentino Rossi feels the bike has improved a lot and should challenge for some race wins towards the end of the season.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Key Stats &amp; Facts:</strong></p><p>· Marquez and Dovizioso have had seven head to head last lap clashes in the past three seasons, with Dovizioso’s surprisingly coming out as winner on six of those seven occasions.</p><p>· The British GP was cancelled last year due to heavy rain.</p><p>· There has been on average 3.1 DNFs over the previous five races.</p><p>· Jorge Lorenzo returns to the grid this weekend after missing the previous four races throw injury.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Betting Odds:</strong></p><p>· Marc Marquez 8/11</p><p>· Andrea Dovizioso 10/3</p><p>· Maverick Vinales 13/2</p><p>· Cal Crutchlow 14/1</p><p>· Danilo Petrucci 16/1</p><p>· Jack Miller 16/1</p><p>· Fabio Quartararo 16/1</p><p>· Valentino Rossi 20/1</p><p>· Alex Rins 20/1</p><p>· Jorge Lorenzo 40/1</p><p>· Rest of Field 100/1+</p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></h2><h2> </h2><h2>Verdict</h2><p>Although Dovizioso has one of the better bikes on the grid and he did win here in 2017, I don’t fancy their chances this year due to the bikes poor corner speed, which you need a lot of at this circuit. Ducati should gain a podium place and just shy of taking victory. The track might not suit their bike, but their bike is so much better than Yamahas right now that it might not even matter. Alex Rins should go well on the Suzuki and I’m expecting a good performance from the Yamahas, again this all depends on if they turn up or not. They have been very hot and cold this year. As always Marquez is favourite this weekend and it’s hard to see him losing two races in a row but is only 8/11 to win this weekend. Let’s look at where we can find some value ahead of the race on Sunday.</p><p>I have to say I am shocked at the value we are getting on Alex Rins 21.00 (20/1 with Sky Bet) and Fabio Quartararo 17.00 (16/1 with Sky Bet). Both riders have been in excellent form as of late and both bikes should suit the track layout. Its obvious Marquez is the most dominant rider on the grid right now, and he does stand the best chance of winning, but this is racing and on any given day anything can happen, for example in the 2017 race in Silverstone Marquez’s engine failed. With both Rins and Quartararo all we need is a podium place (top 3 finish) and we will make profit if we back them each way. Sky Bet offers 1/5 of the overall winnings for a podium spot.</p><p>Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi can’t be left out of the picture this weekend either, but as I stated earlier, we don’t know if the Yamahas will turn up this weekend or not. I don’t want to pull the trigger and tip them just in case they haven’t got the peace. I would advise a small bet on either of them if they qualify in the top three. This way we will know they have some peace.</p><p>Cal Crutchlow 4th favourite on the grid must be a bit of a joke by the bookmakers. All season long he has been priced up at around 20/1 and now just because its his home Grand Prix they have him at 14/1. I highly advise punters to stay away from this price. If your looking to bet Crutchlow to perform well at his home race I would suggest waiting until qualifying is over to see can you snap up a better price.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Fabio Quartararo 17.00 (16/1) Sky Bet 1 unit each way</li> <li>Alex Rins 21.00 (20/1) Sky Bet 1 unit each way</li> <li>Dual Forecast Any Order Dovizioso/Vinales 17.00 (16/1) Sky Bet 0.5 unit each way</li></ul></div>
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