March 2015 was the first time that world-class motorcycle racing took place in Thailand thanks to the opening of the state-of-the-art Chang International Circuit, and the 2018 season saw MotoGP make its debut in Thailand at the track.
Another dominant win for Marc Marquez at Aragon two weeks ago saw him extend his lead at the head of the World Standings to 98 points. With just four races left in the season after Thailand, Marquez could secure an eighth world title on Sunday.
The Spaniard superstar will be crowned Champion again if he can gain two points on second placed Andrea Dovizioso, condemning the Italian to a second successive runners-up spot in the World Standings. Dovizioso has had another excellent season and is 46 points ahead of third-placed Alex Rins, with Danilo Petrucci and Maverick Vinales completing the top five positions.
See the most up-to-date analysis and MotoGP betting tips below and pick your winner for the Thailand Grand Prix 2019.
Previous Thailand MotoGP Results
With Thailand having only hosted its first MotoGP race last year, there is little track form to go off for this race. However, it may come as no surprise to discover that the Chang International Circuit’s inaugural MotoGP winner was Marc Marquez for the Repsol Honda Team.
In what was a fiercely contested race, Marquez finished +0.115 ahead of Andrea Dovizioso of the Ducati Team. Dovizioso was a further +0.155 seconds in front of Maverick Vinales who claimed the final podium spot, +1.294 seconds ahead of Movistar Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi.
Alex Rins, currently third in the World Standings, was back in sixth place last year, behind Johann Zarco, whilst Danilo Petrucci, fourth in this season’s title race, was down in ninth place.
Only Dani Pedrosa was not classified as finishing, so many of this week’s riders will have experience of getting through a full race at the track.
Top Betting Tips for MotoGP Thailand 2019
Marc Marquez is on the brink of securing an eighth world title and is available as the odds-on 4/6 favourite. His recent form, winning the last two MotoGP’s at San Marino and Aragon, coupled with being the only MotoGP winner in Thailand, makes him the obvious choice again.
Andrea Dovizioso, second at the Chang International Circuit last year, is the 4/1 second favourite, but he knows he must beat Marquez or finish within a point of him to keep the title race alive.
At a bigger price is the 15/2 third favourite, Maverick Vinales, whilst Alex Rins looks a good each-way punt at 12/1 after finishing sixth in Thailand last year in his debut season. Danilo Petrucci at 20/1 is also a tempting price for a podium finish.