We are down to the final four races of the 2021 MotoGP season and the reality is that we couldn’t have asked for a tighter championship race than what we are getting right now. Fabio Quartararo still has the inside track as we come down the final stretch, but as we saw in the last race, he is not going to get there without a fight from the chasing pack. This weekend, the riders head to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas for what should be another thrilling race. The current lead at the top of the standings is 54 points, which is not an insurmountable lead with 4 races still to come. Let’s take a look at the current top 4 and how they might make out this weekend in Texas so you can get ready to bet against the MotoGP odds.
MotoGP Betting Analysis for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
With 4 races to go and a lead in excess of 50 points, you have to say that Fabio Quartararo is very much in position to win it all. The reality is that he probably doesn’t need another checkered flag this season as long as he continues to have a decent finish in the upcoming races. He lost a little ground last time out, but coming in second in San Marino helped him keep that comfortable lead intact. That said, another win in these final races might just be enough to get the job done. There are no guarantees this weekend, though, as Quartararo does not have a great record at this track. He finished 7th in Texas in 2019, which was his best showing to date.
It probably seems strange to suggest that a rider might be a little frustrated after winning a race, but you have to think that there was some of that for Bagnaia after winning in San Marino. The frustration aspect comes from the fact that Quartararo finished 2nd, so he did not make up as many points on the leader as he would have liked. That said, the win in San Marino means that Bagnaia has won back-to-back races, which suggests that he might be ready to make one final push. He does have a win at this track, but that came in 2018 when he was still in Moto2.
Last season was a dream come true for the Spanish rider, with Mir taking the title in just his second season in MotoGP. He is hanging around again this year, but he is also 64 points out of the lead and still looking for his first win of the season. An awful lot would need to go his way if he was to somehow repeat as champion. Mir finished 17th in his last run at this track, but that was in his first season at this level, so maybe we can expect more this weekend.
Once you get outside the top 3 in the current standings, the chances of winning it all becomes a good deal slimmer. This is just the 3rd season as a rider in MotoGP for Binder, so the reality is that improving on his 11th place overall finish last season is at the top of Binder’s to do list. He hasn’t really had a horrible race this season and does have 1 win, so he could certainly get a victory at very good odds.