It’s amazing what people can bet on. The world of sports betting is expanding into games that are traditional to certain areas and e-sports. However, we are here today to talk about betting on motorcycle races. How do we do it? Well, there are a few things you need to keep an eye out for before placing a wager, and we are going to cover some of them in this piece.
Aaron Levenstein said: ‘Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.‘ There is some truth in that. However, it would be wise to see the track record of the racers before you place a bet. Have they had a good season? Are there any innovations from the other teams that might pose a threat? You also need to factor in how your preferred racer deals with bad weather conditions.
The reason for checking out this information is simple – history has a tendency to repeat itself. If there was a champion once, there might be a champion again. That being said, you don’t always have to bet on the winner, there are plenty of bets to choose from.
Types of Bets
Let’s start with the basics. You probably already know that you can bet on a rider to finish the race in the first place. However, depending on your chosen bookmaker, you can select the riders that will finish in one of the top three or top six positions, or the one that you think will get the fastest lap. There is also a head-to-head bet where you pick two riders and choose which one of them will finish the race first.
To get fully acquainted with the types of bets, we suggest you browse around the betting sites and see which betting options work the best for you. Some even offer exotic bets that allow you to predict the number of crashes and the like.
Experts and Advice
Enthusiasts know that there are several podcasts and sites giving you tips, often known as tipsters. We should point out that you may not want to follow their advice to the letter, but they do make a few good points here and there regarding the mental state of the riders and the season progression. So, to reiterate, the advice you may get from tipsters is good, but not flawless. Remember that your bet is your own, which brings us to our next point.
Betting on any sport, motorcycle races included, is a fun activity. It is also risky and not just in a way that makes you lose money. There are some people who get ‘hooked’ on betting and continue to bet, even when they’ve already won or lost a huge amount of money. For these people, it isn’t about winning or losing, it is about the thrill. Enjoying the high you get from racing is fine, as long as it is done with a few precautions, like setting aside a betting budget and not letting this activity interfere with other aspects of your life, like your job and family. If you wish to bet, you are welcome to do so, but do it responsibly.
Different bookies present their patrons with different odds for the same event. The odds are a great way to figure out who the favorites are in case you are not already familiar with it. Some sites offer betting odds that are better than betting parlors, but this fact means little if there are no betting parlors in your area. Also, remember that if the odds seem too good to be true, there is a chance they are.