The 2021 MotoGP season continues this weekend with a second race in Qatar. It’s called this time the Tissot Grand Prix of Doha. Maverick Vinales won the first race of the season and he is the top favorite again in the 2021 MotoGP Qatar winner odds. Ducati riders finished behind him last weekend, let’s see what are their chances to do it again.
To many fans and experts’ surprise Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales won the first Grand Prix of the 2021 MotoGP season in Qatar last weekend. Now all the other riders will have the chance to try it again and go for the win at the same circuit this Sunday. As the season continues in the same location with the first double-header weekend of 2021. It will be difficult to deliver though such a performance as Vinales did in the first race. The Spanish was only in 9th place after the first lap even though he started from 3rd place. But he managed to get back to the front and overtake both Ducati riders. Defending champion Joan Mir finished 4th after a mistake in the last lap. While the 2020 runner-up, Franco Morbidelli was only 18th. Now both of them can get a better result in the second round at Losail.
2021 MotoGP Qatar winner odds favor the winner of the first race, Vinales
Following his superb performance last weekend, Maverick Vinales has become the biggest favorite to win the race again. Online sportsbooks in Spain offer the odds of 5.00 for his second victory. It would be a dream start for Vinales and the Yamaha team as well. After both were struggling in the second half of the season last year. The 2013 Moto3 champion won his first race with the team in Qatar in 2017, looks like they found the best settings again.
Of course, the other riders will also aim for the victory this weekend. Including Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia, who finished third last weekend. What a great start from the young Italian who moved to the factory Ducati team this season. The 2018 Moto2 champion is one of the biggest talents of the field at the moment. And has the odds of 6.00 to win his first MotoGP race this weekend. Johann Zarco replaced Bagnaia at his former team, Pramac Ducati and performed well too. As the French rider finished second in the first race and got very close to his first victory. Even though the two-time Moto2 champion was struggling in the top division so far, he showed his skills now. His odds to get to the top of the podium is 8.00 in the 2021 MotoGP Qatar winner odds.
Mir, Quartararo and Morbidelli can get a better result in the second race
The 2020 MotoGp champion, Joan Mir finished fourth at the end of the previous race after making a mistake in the last lap. He wasn’t as fast as Vinales but could have finished on the podium without his error. Still, Mir’s performance was not bad and could be better this time. Online gambling sites in Spain offer the odds of 6.50 for his victory.
Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo finished behind Mir in fifth place. He tried but couldn’t keep up with his teammate, Vinales during the race. The French had issues with his tires which hopefully won’t cause any issues in the next race. But the riders of the other Yamaha team, Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli had an even worse experience in the first race. They only finished in 12th and 18th places after also suffering with tire issues. Now both hope for a better result with the odds of 15.00 and 8.00 to actually win the race.