I don’t consider myself as much of a gambling man but I am into MotoGP in a fairly big way so, with less than a week until the first round of the 2022 season, I thought I’d see if I could find some betting odds, for the 2022 MotoGP Championship.
My search for MotoGP betting odds wasn’t necessarily because I fancied a flutter; I was more interested to see if the bookies knew their onions or not. After quite a bit of searching I found a betting site with the 2022 MotoGP Championship odds, and I’d have to say I largely agree with their estimations. Although not entirely.
Here are the odds, according to bwin.com, for the 2022 MotoGP ‘riders champion’.
MotoGP Betting Odds 2022
|Fabio Di Giannantonio||1000/1|
Fact or Fiction?
First of all, I’ve got to take exception to Marc Marquez being favourite to win. I know me saying that might upset some Marquez fans, and some do think that 2022 will be the year the King of MotoGP returns, but if I’m being honest, I just don’t. You’ve got too much young blood coming through now, and I genuinely don’t think Marc Marquez will ever have it his own way again, not in the way he used to, anyway.
As I’ve mentioned before, my personal pick for the 2022 title is Pecco Bagnaia, the rider bwin have second favourite.
Interestingly, 2021 Champ Fabio Quartararo isn’t favourite, at 4/1, which would suggest they’ve done a reasonable amount of analysis to calculate the 2022 odds, rather than just copying and pasting the 2021 championship standings.
I’m pleased to see they’ve got a reasonable amount of confidence in Jorge Martin, who’s fourth favourite at 14/1. I’ve got quite a bit of confidence in him too. If he had spent more time on the bike, and less time in hospital, I think he could have had the potential to be a serious title contender in ’21. I’d love to see him at the sharp end this year (and I know Fagan would too – he’s got some man-crush issues).
If I was a brave man, I’d stick a tenner on someone like Miller, Morbidelli or Bastianini. I know from past performance that those lads definitely do have the potential to fight for the title, and if they were to clinch it, I don’t think it would come as a huge surprise to anyone. And if they did, I’d bag a £160, £220 or £500 return, respectively, on my £10 stake. Which would be nice.
The old hands
And there are riders like Viñales and Dovi. A few years ago, they would have been up there amongst the favourites, now though, at 80/1 and 200/1, they’re far from it. But neither of them have forgotten how to ride a bike. But I suppose it would probably be a fool-hardy move to put too much money on either of them, considering their recent results. Although, fortune favours the brave, and all that.
If you were really brave you could always have a punt on one of the rookies. Raul Fernandez is at 100/1 but his KTM teammate and reigning Moto2 Champ, Remi Gardner, might be a better bet at 500/1. That said, I expect Fabio Di Giannantonio and Marco Bezzecchi, on their Ducatis, both at 1000/1, to have a stronger season than the KTM boys. But I don’t actually think the championship will be taken by a rookie in 2022.
I’ve got to be honest, with MotoGP as competitive as it is, I couldn’t possibly wager any actual cash on anyone. The beauty of MotoGP today is that nobody knows who’s going to win from one weekend to the next, never mind the championship.
And actually, I don’t need to be financially involved in the outcome of a race, or the championship, to enjoy MotoGP. It’s exciting enough as it is without getting my wallet out.
Also, don’t forget that there’s usually only one winner when it comes to gambling. And it’s not us. So if you fancy a flutter, don’t get carried away. When the fun stops, stop.