The MotoGP season continues this weekend with the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France, the fifth race of the year from Le Mans.
Marc Marquez enters, once again, as the odds-on favorite to win in France (-125) along with odds to win the World Title (-670).
Marquez Back on Track
After crashing two races ago at the Americas GP, Marquez won his second race of the season in Jerez.
He now finds himself back at the top of the MotoGP Standings with 70 total points.
His odds to win in France and extend his World Championship position seem very likely, as he enters a race he won a year ago.
Marquez is a two-time winner in France and has won two of the last three MotoGP races this season.
Spaniards seem to have lots of success in France too, as a Spanish rider has won in Le Mans seven straight years including eight of the last nine.
Besides Marquez, the list of Spanish winners includes Jorge Lorenzo, Maverick Vinales and Dani Pedrosa.
Lorenzo has actually won the French GP at the MotoGP level a total of five times in his career, including victories in two of the last four at Le Mans.
Did you know...@lorenzo99 is the most successful rider at Le Mans with six victories! 🏆— MotoGP™ 🇫🇷 (@MotoGP) May 13, 2019
The first came after a titanic tussle with @AndreaDovizioso in the 250cc class in 2007! 📸#FrenchGP 🇫🇷 | #MotoGPStatspic.twitter.com/KUPEGsQ76e
Despite the historic success Lorenzo has had in France, he currently has the eighth-best odds to win set at +1800.
It should be worth noting that Marquez has timed the fastest lap in three straight races, despite wrecking in one of those three.
Marquez is also the only rider this season to win both the pole and the actual race on the same weekend. That occurred back in March during the Argentina GP.
Can Anyone Upset Marquez?
The short answer, probably not. It almost seems as if Marquez needs to wreck in order for another rider to compete in the World Title standings.
Currently, Alex Rins is in second place just one point behind Marquez for the World Championship.
Rins finished second behind Marquez in their race at Jerez after winning the Americas GP due to Marquez's mistake.
His odds to win in France are currently set at +1400, which is the seventh-highest.
For the success Rins has seen this season, there is plenty of value behind that bet.
Valentino Rossi has been racing very well this season, currently fourth in the World Championship standings with 61 points and odds to win at +750.
Rossi finished sixth, however, in Jerez after seeing back-to-back second places finishes prior.
He now enters a race he has seen success in on two different occasions, although his last win in Le Mans came in 2008.
Andrea Dovizioso has quietly put together a consistent season so far, being the only rider in 2019 to finish all his races within the Top 4.
He currently has 67 points and sits in third place on the MotoGP World Championship standings with odds to win at +650.
Testing the leather airbag outside the track with @alpinestars@redbullmotors@VanessaCarlotta 😬😂#dovi04#desmodovi#AD04#missionwinnow#forzaducati#motogp#alpinestars#suomyhelmets#redbull#oldwildwest#biotekna#mondottica#DucatiEyewearpic.twitter.com/9mQuNEHt1b— Andrea Dovizioso (@AndreaDovizioso) May 10, 2019