The teams arrive at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas for the third race of the season, the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, which takes place on Sunday 14 April. The 5.5km circuit was added to the MotoGP calendar in 2013 and has become a popular track with riders and fans alike, with a crowd in excess of 120,000 expected to attend.
Check the latest MotoGP betting tips below and find out who’s the favourite to take the win this weekend.
Previous MotoGP USA Results
The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas was Marc Marquez’s first win on his way to a third successive World Title last year. In fact, since this race became a fixture on the MotoGP calendar in 2013, nobody has beaten the Spanish superstar. He has won six times in a row in Texas and arrives as a huge 7/25 favourite.
Andrea Dovizioso, who won the season’s opening race in Qatar, arrives in the USA in second place in the World Standings following his third place finish in Argentina a fortnight ago. The Italian’s best finish in Texas was as runner-up, behind Marquez in 2015, and he could only manage fifth place last year. He goes into the race as a 23/4 second favourite, but he has his work cut out to beat the Spaniard.
Valentino Rossi recorded an excellent second place at Argentina two weeks ago, so will arrive in Texas full of confidence. His best two results at the Circuit of the Americas were a third place in 2015 and a runners-up spot in 2017. They are his only two podium finishes at the track and he could only finish fourth last year. Given current form, he has a chance of a top three finish this time, so odds of 13/2 make him a good outside bet.
Maverick Viñales, who finished second in the USA last year, has had a disappointing start to his 2019 campaign. He was down in seventh at Qatar, before failing to finish in Argentina. Last year’s runners-up spot in Texas was his only podium finish at the USA Grand Prix, but if he can repeat a similar ride this season, his odds of 11/1 look good.
Top Betting Tips for MotoGP USA 2019
Marc Marquez’s previous form at the Circuit of the Americas means that barring any disasters, the race is almost a foregone conclusion. At odds of 2/11, however, backing him won’t bring much of a return. Anything can happen in MotoGP, and given that Andrea Dovizioso has got off to a good start to the season, he’s is well worth backing at odds of 4/1.