The summer break in MotoGP is just about to end. From here on out, only nine races remain in the 2022 season. This is the opportune time to update your predictions on the 2022 Constructors’ Championship. If you need help doing just that, you’ll want to keep reading to get our expert betting advice.
2022 MotoGP Season Recap
Eleven races have been run already so we might as well recap the 2022 MotoGP season up to this point. Insights from the first-half of the year can help us forecast how the rest of the season goes.
Here’s the current Constructors’ standings in a nutshell: atop the leaderboard is Ducati with a whopping 246 points. The next closest team? Yamaha with 172. Aprilia (155), KTM (121), Suzuki (101) round out the top-five. In sixth place and dead last is Honda.
What a fall from grace it’s been for Honda this year. They’ve won eight of the past 11 championships but are nowhere near contention in 2022. Rider Marc Marquez was a championship favorite in the preseason at top-rated MotoGP betting sites but was once again struck with the injury bug. The Spaniard injured his humerus — requiring surgery — earlier on and is not expected back until September at best.
The Constructors’ Championship has belonged to Ducati each of the past two years and a third is within sight. The team is up to six wins — three of each coming from Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini. But amazingly, neither one has racked up the most points for Ducati this season. No, its top point-getter is actually Johann Zarco. He has zero wins this season, but ranks third overall with 114 points.
The individual title leader is Fabio Quartararo, who is the reigning champion. He’s showed no signs of slowing down with three wins and six podium finishes. Despite his individual success, the rest of his Yamaha teammates have lagged far behind. Teammates — Franco Morbidelli, Darryn Binder, and Andrea Dovizioso — have collectively earned 45 points. Neither has a single podium placement too.
But want to know the most shocking revelation on the team side this year? It was Suzuki quitting at the conclusion of the 2022 campaign. Here’s a team two years removed from championship glory with Joan Mir. But their days are numbered — leaving Mir and Alex Rins scrambling to find a new team for 2023. Suzuki is a team you should stay far, far away from when betting futures or individual races the rest of the way.
2022 MotoGP Constructors’ Championship Betting Pick
Popular online sportsbooks have temporarily taken down MotoGP odds on the team title. The keyword in the prior sentence is temporarily because they’ll be re-posted soon enough. You can expect the 2022 Constructors’ Championship betting lines to mirror the current standings. Something like this:
It would be an utter shock if Ducati doesn’t pull off a threepeat. This team is deep — and we mean deep. If you include Jack Miller, this team has four different riders in the top-seven of the standings. Speaking of Miller, he’s off to KTM in 2023. Ducati says they’ll announce Bagnaia’s main teammate for 2023 — either Bastianini or Jorge Martin — sometime in August. Whoever it is, this team is primed to continue its Constructors’ Championship domination.
Of course, there’s probably not a whole lot of betting value if you are to take Ducati right now. They have such a large lead in the standings that the betting odds are far too lopsided for you to make any serious money off of. That leads us to our actual pick — a low-risk, high-reward option.
That option is Yamaha. Look, Quartararo is going to continue to win — that’s almost a given. We could see him score three or four more victories the remainder of 2022. If that happens, Yamaha will be the beneficiary of a large contingent of points. Of course, this wager hinges on anyone not named Quartararo to actually perform well on the grid. Call us crazy, but we believe that might come courtesy of Morbidelli. Under contract til 2023, he desperately needs to up his game to stick around longer.
All things considered, it’s worth taking a small flyer bet on Yamaha here. Given how back they are of Ducati, you won’t have to risk a large sum to earn a hefty payout in case they do storm back and take the Constructors’ Championship. Like we said, it’s low risk and high reward.
How To Bet On MotoGP?
If you’ve read this far, then surely, you’re ready to bet on MotoGP. Whether you want to take a stab at futures or individual races, you’ll get your MotoGP gambling fix by visiting one of the bookmakers listed in the underneath table. Any one of them offers up-to-date MotoGP odds, plus lucrative sportsbook bonuses, to really make your time worthwhile.
As we mentioned before, only nine more races remain in the MotoGP season. Here’s a look at a few of them so you can begin game-planning your bets:
- August 7 — British Grand Prix
- September 24 — Grand Prix Of Japan
- October 16 — Australian Grand Prix
- November 6 — Valencia Grand Prix (season finale)