MotoGP is one of the biggest sports in the world. However, Nigerian players rarely bet on sports they know little about. They bet on football because they closely follow it and know the best market they can bet on.

Few players who understand Moto GP bet on different events. Some of them include Circuit Ricardo Tormo, PETRONAS Sepang International Circuit, Silverstone Circuit and MotorLand Aragon.

This article will explore what you should know about MotoGP betting in Nigeria. So, let’s dive right into it!

History of MotoGP

The journey into MotoGP betting began in 1949 when the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) was launched. Everything started with 125cc, 250cc, 350cc, and 500cc motorcycle classes.

Then, Italian manufacturers – MV Agusta and Gilera dominated the 500cc class between 1949 and 1974. Some MotoGP legends like Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, and Mike Hailwood won their premier class titles on these machines.

In 1966, a Japanese manufacturer won a premier-class race. All the accolades have to be given to Redman, who helped Honda achieve this record at Hockenheim. Then, Yahama clinched the Constructor’s title for the first time in 1974.

Kenny Roberts was the man who led the way for other American greats to leave a mark on Grand Prix history. He won the 1978, 1979, and 1980 500cc World Championships with Yamaha. A new era in Grand Prix motorcycle racing came – MotoGP replaced the 500cc class as new machines were re-introduced into the market.

Between 2007 and 2012, four riders were known as “The Aliens.” – Stoner, Lorenzo, Rossi, and Pedrosa. These four guys won two titles each across six seasons. 

Marc Marquez’s impressive run began in 2013 when he won his first MotoGP title as a rookie. Sadly, the race between Yamaha’s winner, Lorenzo and teammate, Rossi stopped Marquez from winning every title between 2013 and 2019.

2020 till date has seen more races, more countries visited, and more world champions. Few among these world champions include Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), Joan Mir (Repsol Honda Team), and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team).

Why You Should Bet on MotoGP?

The first reason why most players bet on MotoGP is that it features different betting markets. Some of them include Driver’s Championships, Constructor’s Championships, Race Winner, Head to Head, and Qualification Winning Margin.

Another reason why you should bet on MotoGP at your preferred betting site is that it is easy and convenient. You can enjoy this sport using your mobile and desktop devices.

The third reason why you should try MotoGP betting is that top sportsbook sites offer competitive odds on popular sports like MotoGP. Take your time to study different betting sites, compare their odds and choose the one with the best odds.

How to Bet on MotoGP

  1. Create a New Account

You must complete the sign-up process at your preferred betting site to bet on MotoGP. Once you click the “sign-up” button, provide your personal information on the registration page and you’re all set. Some important information you need to provide includes your name, mobile number, email, username, and password. Check the email address you provided for the verification link to complete your registration.

  1. Deposit Real Money

The next step after registration is to fund your new account with real money. Top betting sites accept fast, safe, and reliable payment options. Some of them include Credit/Debit Cards, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, and bank transfers. Choose your preferred payment option and specify the amount you want to bet. You can begin your gameplay once your payment is reflected in your account.

  1. Select Your Preferred Betting Market

The next step is to choose your preferred MotoGP betting market. Some betting markets you can bet on at your preferred bookmaker’s sites include Driver’s Championship, Constructors Championship, Head to Head, Fastest Lap, and Top 3 Finish.

  1. Place your Bet

You can now place your bet after you’ve specified your preferred MotoGP market. Ensure you spread your bets across several betting markets. That way, you don’t lose everything all at once. Also, take your time to understand the betting market you want to bet on before placing your bet.

  1. Withdraw Your Winnings

You can now withdraw your winnings if you win. Choose your preferred payment option at the bookmaker’s cashier page and initiate a withdrawal. Remember that processing withdrawals might take some time. But, you can contact the bookmaker’s support centre if withdrawal is taking too long to process.

Best Markets to Bet on MotoGP

  • Driver’s Championship

This betting market allows you to bet on the driver you think might be the overall winner at the end of the season. You can place this bet at the start of the season to get generous odds on your favourite driver.

  • Constructors Championship

This kind of market allows you to bet on the constructor you think will win the Constructors Championship. You can also place this bet at the start of the season to get more generous odds on your favourite driver.

  • Head to Head

This betting market puts two riders side-by-side with each other and you simply choose which one you think will do better. Where the two riders finish in the race doesn’t matter as long as your favourite one finishes ahead of the other – you win the bet.

  • Race Winner

This is the easiest type of bet that allows players to bet on the result of a single race. You simply have to bet a rider to win the race. New players can start by betting on this market before going to more complex ones.

  • Pole Position

This betting market allows players to bet on which driver will be top in qualifying and take the first grid position – which is known as the pole position. You can bet on this market for the thrill because it is very competitive.

  • Fastest Lap

This betting market allows you to bet on the driver who will complete a single lap faster than other drivers during a race. It is interesting because it considers the rider’s ability to push their limits.

Quick Tips for Good MotoGP Bets

You need to consider several factors when placing a MotoGP bet. One of them is each rider’s form, recent performance, and overall track record. Check how each driver performed on specific tracks in the past – some drivers performed better at some venues and poorly at others.

Another factor you should consider is the weather forecast. Surely, the weather has a huge impact on the performance of riders on the track. Some riders might perform better in dry conditions, while others might do well in wet conditions.

Get information about the MotoGP market you’re betting on before placing your bet. Harming yourself with the right information might increase your chances of winning your bet.