No one who likes to bet on sports in Hong Kong is under any illusions, they all know perfectly well that race drivers are, to a man, a little bit strange. As the city gears up to host the first of the 2017/18 season of electric car races many of the denizens will be only too aware that a bet on ePrix at BetVictor is to risk dollars on the unpredictable nature of motor racing coupled with the dour lack of personality that only motor racing can manage, but should the events in Macau really stave off a bet on di Grassi?
- Will di Grassi see his season take off in Hong Kong like his GT car in Macau?
- Can Sebastion Buemi get his revenge this ePrix season?
- Will Sam Bird overcome his 14/1 odds online become the season’s champion?
- Could this be the year Nelson Piquet beats his 7/1 odds to follow his family heritage?
Hong Kong sits across the water from Macau and the two are seen by a lot of Chinese, who do like a bit of a flutter, a great pair of nearby destinations in which to gamble. Macau is the casino capital of the world (Las Vegas eat your heart out) and Hong Kong has a history of horse racing and all its associated gambling. Both former colonies now back under Chinese rule the two share an oddly semi independent status and keep an eye on each other, so anyone apt to bet on ePrix will have seen that crash in Macau.
The Macau GT Cup qualifying race at the Guia Circuit should have been a relatively simple affair, setting the tone for the races to come, showing off the drivers and cars before they get into the full swing of things. Now obviously you can bet on ePrix drivers to be a bit eager, all race drivers are, but the GT boys, including ePrix champion Lucas di Grassi, went a little bit over the top – and if you’re in Hong Kong gambling laws of gravity would stop that from being literal, think again – on their first lap.
Lucas di Grassi (source: Electric Autosport)
Hong Kong Gambling News From Macau Was A One Off
Twenty GT cars left the grid at speed in Macau, the commentator marveling at the sound, the atmosphere and the cars three abreast down the straight, and for a few corners it looked like just another GT race, the slightly chubby cars all set to power through 12 laps of the tight circuit. But then Daniel Juncadella hit the barriers at the corner known as “Police” and that was that, on a blind bend the cars behind had no chance to see let alone stop and simply slammed into each other in a massive shunt.
Now you can bet on ePrix cars to fair poorly in accidents, they’re lightweight machines, but GT cars are quite bulky these days and seeing one simply lifted up by the impact of a car on its rear and scooped up onto the roof of another entrant as twelve of the twenty starters piled into each other is quite something. Which car was it that found itself lacking the basic necessity of rubber on road surface? Number 11, the Audi of Lucas di Grassi, current ePrix champion and worth backing at BetVictor to win this season too.
Bet On ePrix Season Four At BetVictor This Weekend
Nicolas Prost – 20/1
Nick heidfeld – 20/1
Jean-Eric Vergne – 16/1
Daniel Abt – 16/1
Sam Bird – 14/1
Oliver Turvey – 14/1
Nelson Piquet – 7/1
Felix Rosenqvist – 6/1
Sebastion Buemi – 5/2
Lucas di Grassi – 2/1
The Hong Kong ePrix this weekend will see the fourth season of the electric powered motorsport get underway around the 1.86km long Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit, and as they whizz their way round both the drivers and those that take advantage of Hong Kong gambling laws to back them at BetVictor or wherever will be all too aware of just how wrong it can all go in an instant, even if visibility is far better in Hong Kong and you can bet on ePrix cars being slightly more nimble.
The question is after that crash (not his fault in any way) should you still back Lucas di Grassi to be champion this season too? He’s 2/1 to get it right now at BetVictor etc, and Sebastion Buemi only manages 5/2 which is admittedly streets ahead of Felix Rosenqvist on 6/1 and Nelson Piquet Jr on 7/1. Oliver Turvy and Sam Bird share 14/1 odds for those wishing to bet on ePrix season four. Of course these odds only apply to cars and drivers that remain on the road, something di Grassi will bear in mind.