With just seven races remaining in the 2020 MotoGP season, we have the closest championship battle of the 21st century. Four points separate the top 4, who will come out on top and were is the best value?
Is the Championship Better Without Marc Marquez?
Who would have thought when Marc Marquez crashed out of the opening race of the season post lockdown that it would result in a thrilling MotoGP championship battle. For those reading who do not know, here is a quick summary. Marquez has been the dominant force in MotoGP since joining Honda in 2013. He has won 5 of a possible 6 world championships, all five he won very comfortably and the one he did mange to lose to Jorge Lorenzo, it was by only a margin of 5 points (very close considering its 25pts for a win).
Marquez took a nasty crash in the opening race of the season (when he was leading the race very comfortably) this resulted in him missing the next race and supposedly before the 3rd race he re-injured himself “opening a big window” sounds to me like lies but nonetheless he has not returned racing since.
Marquez is a once in a generational talent, and you have to love and respect his talent to ride a 250
MotoGP Championship Odds
- Fabio Quartararo +200
- Maverick Vinales +225
- Andrea Dovizioso +250
- Joan Mir +350
- Jack Miller +2000
- Franco Morbidelli +2500
- Pol Espargaro +2500
- Valentino Rossi +2800
- Rest Of Field +5000
*All Odds Available at BetOnline.
Current Championship Standings
- Andrea Dovizioso 84pts
- Fabio Quartararo 83pts
- Maverick Vinales 83pts
- Joan Mir 80pts
- Franco Morbidelli 64pts
- Jack Miller 64pts
- Takaaki Nakagami 63pts
- Miguel Olivera 59pts
- Valentino Rossi 58pts
- Pol Espargaro 57pts
2020 Moto GP Futures Predictions
How is Dovizioso top? That’s the question many people who have watched the racing this season will ask. He has only finished inside the top 5 twice in seven races, whilst many riders below have done so on three and four occasions. The secret is every rider below has crashed out of at least one race, were as Dovizioso has scored points in every race. Runner up in the last two championships, this is finally his year to win it, and unfortunately for him, he can’t get the new Michelin tyres to work for him, plus has had a small falling out with the team. There are certainly track coming up that should work for the Ducati, but I don’t want anything to do with MotoGP odds of +250 at BetOnline. Too low in my opinion, would need +450 to even consider going to the window.
Current championship favorite at +200, the young Frenchman showed a LOT of promise last year in his rookie season. Finishing on the podium on seven occasions, compared to his more experienced teammate who didn’t get onto the Podium once. After winning the first two races he has fallen off the boil a bit lately, only finishing inside the top six on one occasion and retired from a race also. There is a lot of potential tracks coming up for race wins for Quartararo, can we trust his inexperience to keep a cool head as championship Favorite?
I am sorry to Vinales fans in advance. I think he is a complete bottler, so many times I have trusted my money with Vinales as a race favorite and he has not produced the goods. When he came into the championship many expected him to take it to Marquez, he has never looked anywhere near doing that. The MotoGP oddsmakers have only moved him into 2nd place favorite after his recent race win (which was also his first of the season). I would need to see +600 on the board at betting sites before even considering betting Vinales, at the current championship standings. We also must take note that of all the remaining tracks he has had a total of 20 races on these tracks since joining MotoGP in 2015 and has only won once.
I was bigging this kid up last year in his rookie season and he did show glimpses of being impressive. It was his rookie year and he was learning the bike and how to ride it at each new track. This year we are really starting to see Mir come into his own. The only reason he is not leading this championship is
Conclusion and Futures Picks
I would love to see Dovizioso win it after all his years as runner up, I just can’t trust him or his bike with my money. Vinales is going to find a way to bottle this and I can’t trust him either. Quartararo is to be feared in the championship but right now his form is on the down so possibly
- Jack Miller at +2000 with BetOnline (0.5U)
- Pol Espargaro at +2500 with BetOnline (0.5U)