How the Bookies See it
- Winner: Vinales 9/4, Marquez 7/4, Rossi 4/1, Pedrosa 6/1 - Coral
Having recorded wins in the first two GPs of the campaign, Maverick Vinales has had a disappointing last couple of races. He failed to complete in Texas, before recording a below par sixth position in Spain last time out. He and the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team will be working hard to get back on the podium in France.
Having not been on the podium in the first two races of the season, last year’s champion Marc Marquez has finished in the top-two positions in the last two races. Winning the Grand Prix of Americas, Marquez followed that up with a second-placed finish at his home track of Circuito de Jerez in Spain. However, he recorded a disappointing 13th position when competing in this race last year, having previously won it in 2014.
Currently sitting top of this year’s standings, Valentino Rossi is still looking for his first win of the campaign, but is out in front because of his consistent early placings. That said, he finished well down the field in tenth in Spain two weeks ago, but has finished second here over the last three years, giving reason for optimism.
The last two performances from Marc Marquez, winning in Texas and coming second in Spain, look like decent omens for victory at Le Mans. The Spaniard and his bike are purring and another big performance is expected. Dani Pedrosa produced a brilliant win in Spain two weeks ago for the Repsol Honda Team, and can challenge for the chequered flag at a track at which he won in 2013. He is a tempting price at 8/1 at BetVictor.
Home favourite Johann Zarco looks a good each-way bet on his MotoGP Le Mans debut. The first Frenchman to win two Moto2 World Championships has shown progress in his first four races since stepping up to MotoGP this season. He failed to finish in the opening race at Qatar, but has since finished fifth in Argentina, fifth in Texas and fourth in Spain. He’s clearly relishing the challenge and should be roared on by his compatriots to secure top spot on the podium for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team, at odds of 20/1 at Coral.
- Sports.net’s Top Tip – Zarco to win at 20/1 with Coral (bet each way).
*Please note, odds may fluctuate.