This Sunday, the Moto GP World heavy bikes racing Championship will roar to life after a five month break, when the riders head to the locale International Circuit for their opening clash – the Qatar Grand Prix.
The first of 18 rounds forming this season, the Moto GP racing Qatar Grand Prix will be held as a night-time race, and as the event draws closer the three-time race winner Casey Stoner is coming into the opening round as the driver to beat at $2.
The Australian Ducat Marlboro rider has showcased some strong driving in the pre-season testing – topping the times heets in a recent test in Qatar, and will be looking for his fourth consecutive win on Sunday.
Not far behind in the odds is the reigning Moto GP World Champion Valentino Rossi at $2.62. The Fiat Yamaha rider will be looking to start his campaign for his eighth Moto GP World heavy bike racing Champion title with a win at Qatar in what will be his best heavy bikes racing series.
The two are dominating the odds – with the closest to them being the Moto GP racing Championship runner up and teammate to Rossi – Jorge Lorenzo at $7. However the Fiat Yamaha driver is coming into the opening round with a hand injury.
Ben Spies with Yamaha is entering into his first Moto GP World heavy bikes racing Championship Season full time with odds of $26. The former World heavy bikes Champion will be looking to make an instant impact on the sport in Qatar, and is equal in the odds to Andrea Dovizioso – who is coming into the season on good form.
Rounding out the odds for the Qatar Grand Prix are Alex Spareness, Hector Barbara, and Hiroshi Aoyama at $251 – and with this being the opening round of the new series, could prove lucky for the risky punter looking to place a spare dollar down.
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