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Speedway FIM World Championships 2013 (New Zealand)

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Greg Hancock was on fire in the first GP of last season which was here at New Zealand, for sale he went on to win four of his five heats, order finishing second in the other and then on to second in the semi-final before going on to win the final and amassing a tally of 22 points which gave him a four point lead after the first GP. Holder made a shocking start scoring just four points which just goes to show that a slow start is not a bad thing considering he went on to win the title.

This was a difficult start to last season considering that the New Zealand GP was only introduced in the same year which meant the guys did not have too much knowledge of the track, viagra how it races and which lines were the fastest so it was a level playing field although the experienced Hancock did not make it look that way but the majority have some experience of the track and I would expect it to be much tighter this year.

What we need to look at for this is which riders are the ones which usually make a good start to the GP series, Hancock won it last year but that was the first time since 2007 that he had made the final on the opening weekend of the series, Jason Crump was always a solid bet on the opening weekend to make the final but he is no longer featured.

For me there is one name which keeps appearing when looking at the finals for the first GP and that is the Dane Nicki Pedersen who was 3rd in the New Zealand GP last year and he has made 5 of the last 7 opening day finals and that includes 3 wins so he is a man he is usually thereabouts and also seems to make a solid start to the season. Jarek Hampel is another who has been good of late; he has made the last three opening day finals and has been runner up in two of those.

The bets which I shall be looking at for the New Zealand GP are outright winner and Top 3 finish and the two riders I have be playing are both Nicki Pedersen and Jarek Hampel, you can get 7.00 on Pedersen to win and 12.00 on Hampel to win. I thought about playing the top three finishes market but the odds are only being offered by Betfair and to play both riders would not result in much profit so we will stick with the outright winner.

Bets Outright (5pt Win)
Nicki Pedersen to win the New Zealand GP @ 6/1 (StanJames) (63% Of Stake)
Jarek Hampel to win the New Zealand GP @ 11/1 (Bet365) (37% Of Stake)

Dutching the two of the riders using a 5pt stake and the using the split of the stake as advised above will produce a profit of +17.11pts should either of them go on to win the GP.

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I have been in the betting game for getting on 10 years now, I was a late comer in the betting scene, never really showed much interest in the first 20 years of my life but then I came across a betting website and that all changed. I have learnt a vast amount over the last 5 years, I used to believe I could pick the winner in every race before I realised I could not and began selective betting which is the only way forward. I mainly stick with the horses but do occasionally stray off to bet on the footie or speedway. I am now 35 years old, born and bred in Ipswich and still here and forever a Tractorboy, work part time for a Cash & Carry and have a dog named Dave! That’s about it from me.

1 Comment

  1. Result:

    1st – Jarek Hampel
    2nd – Tomasz Gollob
    3rd – Nicki Pedersen

    Delighted with the opening GP! Jarek Hampel was in fine form and looks like he will be a real contender this year if he can continue like this and stay injury free, fellow country man who I have a bet on to win the World Title made a good start too and actually is level top with Hampel on 15pts because he won more races than Hampel.

    So overall the bet above wins and the World Championship bet is off to a flyer!

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