The 2018 British Motorcycle Grand Prix
Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing, otherwise known as MotoGP is the most prestigious class of motorcycle racing on the planet. Essentially, it is the bike equivalent of Formula One, with the top riders and teams competing in the Championships. The MotoGP Championship is held each year and consists of 19 individual Grand Prix races. Each Grand Prix is held on a different track at locations around the world.
Riders earn points for finish in the top 15, with the winner receiving the maximum of 25 points, while 15th position earns the minimum of a single point. Each season, Riders compete for the Rider Championship title while the Constructors and Teams have their own Championship title. In 2018, there are just six constructors vying for the title including Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, KTM, Ducati and Aprilia. There are 12 teams competing in the 2018 Championships and 30 riders.
What Happened in 2017
In 2017, Spanish rider Maverick Viñales picked up the first points for the season winning the Qatar MotoGP in April. He went on to win again in Argentina and France. By the middle of the season fellow Spanish rider Mark Márquez started to stamp his dominance on the sport, picking up 6 first place finishes. His performance was enough to give him the overall lead of 298 points ahead of Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso. The constructor title went to Honda and the winning team was Repsol Honda.
This year, Mark Márquez has continued his good form winning in the USA, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands. He currently tops the leader board with 140 points, 41 points ahead of Valentino Rossi. Coming up on the 26th of August is one of the most popular and the most influential MotoGP races. The British MotoGP Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone Circuit and will make up the 12th race of the season.
The Silverstone Track
The British Grand Prix track is one of the most obscure in the championship which is why it has one of the most shuffled history of winners. The most successful rider at Silverstone is Valentino Rossi with 8 wins on the track. Last year it was fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso who won for Ducati. Another win at the British MotoGP could propel him up the rankings form 5th place.
For anyone keen on betting on the British MotoGP, the most popular bet is the outright winner. This simply involves predicting which rider will win the race. It is also possible to place bets on the winning team and the winning manufacturer. Most betting sites like 888, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes will also offer a selection of prop bets such as who will take pole position in qualifying, who will set the fastest lap, if all the riders will finish the race and the exact finishing order of the top 5.