MotoGP betting


The 2013 season of Grand Prix motorcycle racing – MotoGP as most people refer to it – is nearly three months old now, and both the championship itself and the sports betting interest in it are really starting to heat up. At the moment Dani Pedrosa is leading the standings, but his points lead is certainly a long way from being decisive, so there are likely to be plenty more twists and turns before the season is up. This is perfect for those placing bets, as it keeps the interest alive, so who are the riders worth considering a flutter on?

Given his place at the top of the table, it’s surprising that Pedrosa is not also the current bookies favourite –as he is placed just below Jorge Lorenzo by many sports betting sites. The best odds you can get on Pedrosa are currently 11/8, compared with 6/5 for Lorenzo, and given the longer odds Pedrosa could be a popular bet. Of course his lead of seven points is not exactly insurmountable for Lorenzo and his low odds probably also reflect the fact that he is defending champion. Marc Marquez, third in the standings and thirty points behind Pedrosa could also be a canny bet at 13/3, but beyond these three riders you are basically looking at a risky outsider gamble. Of course if this field is too narrow to interest you, you have the alternative choice of playing a motor racing slot machine or pokies as it is known on Australian casino sites like where there is a range of other various themed slots to enjoy.

Indeed lots of MotoGP enthusiasts (and motor sports fans in general) are choosing to play these games – with one popular choice being Fast Lane. This slot machine offers an interface which is designed to replicate the cockpit of a top level racing car, while your game play is sound tracked by audio effects of cars racing past and the crowd cheering – making Fast Lane an impressively immersive experience. Plus this is a game which gives you a very good chance of a payout, with fifty pay lines and a wild symbol, so you may not take the $22,220 top jackpot, but you are unlikely to crash and burn either.