How the Bookies See It
- Race Winner: Marc Marquez 2/1, Jorge Lorenzo 13/5, Valentino Rossi 3/1 – Paddy Power
- Riders Championship: Marc Marquez 1/12, Jorge Lorenzo 7/1, Valentino Rossi 8/2 – William Hill
- Marc Marquez is currently leading the race to the 2016 Riders Championship, with 197 points. The 23-year-old Spaniard has won three MotoGP races for Honda this season, with his most recent victory being in Germany in July. He also has three second places and three third places to his credit, and one of those thirds was achieved in his last race in the Czech Republic on 21st August.
- Valentino Rossi is second in the championship standings, but his 144 points are some way behind the tally of Marquez, hence his fairly lengthy odds to take the title. That said, the Yamaha rider has won two races and also finished second twice this season, including a second last time out in the Czech Grand Prix.
- Jorge Lorenzo has finished on the podium six times this season for Yamaha, with three wins, two second places and one third place. That puts him on 138 points for the championship, and he is 29 points clear of next best Dani Pedrosa. His most recent podium finish was in May, when he won the Italian Grand Prix.
Whilst the bookmakers clearly believe – and with some justification – that Marc Marquez could well have the 2016 Riders Championship sewn up already, they are right to offer larger odds about his chances of winning the British Grand Prix. Marquez will certainly be looking to score another victory, and his third place in the Czech Republic will have put him in a good frame of mind to do that here.
Of his two closest rivals, Valentino Rossi looks to be a bigger danger than Jorge Lorenzo, with the latter named having to think back to Italy in May to recall his previous podium finish. We therefore expect this to be a match between Marquez and Rossi, with Marquez getting the nod.
- Sports.net’s Top Tip: Marc Marquez to win the 2016 MotoGP British Grand Prix at 2/1 – Paddy Power
*Please note, odds may change as the race approaches.