The Moto GP heavy bikes racing Season kicks off on the 11th of April at the Lugsail International Circuit with the Qatar Grand Prix
The opening round will be one of 18 this season competed by 17 riders, and will take place once again as a night-time race.
Australian Casey Stoner has won the event for the past three years.
However going into the Moto GP racing Season, it seems the rider to beat will be Valentino Rossi at $2.55, who will once again be with Yamaha.
Rossi, having won the Moto GP heavy bikes Championship a total of six times, has only finished as low as third in his eight yearlong Moto GP career. He dominated in topping the standings with a difference of 45 points.
Stoner, with Ducat, is incredibly close behind Rossi in the odds at $2.60. The Australian won the Moto GP racing Championship, beating Rossi into the runner-up spot.
He finished fourth in the Championship having missed three rounds after being diagnosed with anemia – although came back to finish the season, finishing either first or second in his last three starts.
With the last few days of the pre-season test finishing in Qatar – Stoner and Rossi have been dominating the sessions. Stoner set the fastest lap in the last of three Tests with Rossi not far off the pace.
The Moto GP heavy bikes race Season is likely to be battled out between the Italian and the Aussie with the two being safe bets to punters with a clear jump in the odds between them to third favorite, Jorge Lorenzo.
Teammate to Rossi, Lorenzo is going into the Championship at $6, and finished runner up in the Season after winning four of the races during the year.
Rounding off the odds for the Moto GP heavy bikes Championship is Mika Kellie at $201. The Ducat driver finished 15th last year, and would certainly have to find his peak to come close to winning this season, although it will be just his second Championship campaign.
The Moto GP racing Season sees a new addition to the calendar with the inclusion of the Aragon Grand Prix on the 19th of September, which replaces the Hungarian event, and will culminate in Spain at the Valencia Grand Prix on the 7th of November.