British MotoGP is one of those prestigious events in the racing calendar. This year’s race can once again spring up a lot of surprises just as it has done recently. A British MotoGP date for 2019 has been set. It falls on August 25. The British MotoGP schedule is made intriguing this year by an intense battle for the Riders’ Championship.
Silverstone Circuit is located in Northamptonshire, England. It is one of those prestigious racing destinations, and it hosts a huge number of premier events like Formula One, Le Mans, World RallyCross, Superbike Championship, World Endurance Championship, and more. Different layouts are available at the circuit, where the racing action takes place on the Arena Grand Prix with a distance of 5.900 km. There are 18 turns, and every corner happens to be quite challenging. Despite those long run-off areas, this track is very challenging, and mistakes can be costly.
This event’s timetable usually sets it during August. There have also been cases where the event has been scheduled in September. After the absence last year, the interest surrounding the race in 2019 has been quite enormous.
Marc Marquez comes into the MotoGP British Grand Prix carrying a stunning form. He’s been able to dominate the Riders’ Championship table by a considerable margin. He has put up a 58 point advantage over Andrea Dovizioso, and the gap does not seem to be closing anytime soon. Since this circuit can be unforgiving for a complacent rider, Marquez will be hoping to overcome his past mistakes and pick up only his second victory at this event. His previous success came in 2014.
Dovizioso was at his best in Austria, and things continue to go well for the Italian when he is focused. This Ducati rider is looking to complete back-to-back victories for the first time this season. It will undoubtedly put him back in contention for the Riders’ Champions title.
Maverick Vinales boasts a good shape coming into the race. He was able to finish second in the German Grand Prix while he slipped to 5th place at the Australian event. If Marquez and Dovizioso are expected to fight out for a win, Vinales can be a potential dark horse to snatch his second win of the season. His previous victory came at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Honda has been a successful manufacturer so far at this event. The team has picked up six wins in the Moto GP class, but Yamaha has been more successful in recent Moto GP events at this track even if their total wins happen to be only six.
Betting action surrounding this race has been immense as ever. Even though bookmakers are providing a large number of markets related to this event, punters will be better off using tips that assess various factors like form, trend, track conditions, and more.
There are several markets available for this MotoGP British race with each way being quite a popular choice. A top choice to consider in each market would be Lorenzo, who has been able to go through a mediocre campaign. However, he will benefit from a reliable bike, and the price of 50/1 is lovely.
Fabio Quartararo is given odds of 14/1, and he has been able to make a lot of improvements over the last few months with his Yamaha. There was a lot of success for Honda recently, with three out of the top five coming from this team. This will once again be a crucial factor, but he is expected to make an impact nonetheless. After putting in some great races over the last few weeks, Quartararo is an excellent pick at least for a podium finish. Crucially, he has also recorded the fastest lap in two out of eleven races along with three pole positions.
Valentino Rossi is still a great bet among the British MotoGP riders, and he has been able to pick up six Moto GP victories just in England. However, he has not been successful on this soil since 2015. A significant problem for Rossi is the poor campaign that he has experienced this year. Rossi has not been able to make it to the podium for eight consecutive races, but he did manage a fourth-place finish in Austria. This happens to be his best result of the season.
It would be difficult to rule out Vinales for ending up as the British MotoGP winners. Even though he has not been able to win the race since 2016, the Spaniard can be a potential dark horse and could sneak in for a lead at the last moment. Considering the popularity enjoyed by Marc Marquez, it is not surprising that the odds for Vinales are quite long and they provide a lot of value in terms of backing specific British MotoGP results.