Motorsport Betting Online

From the time cars and motorcycles were invented, their drivers were willing to race them and punters were willing to bet on the said races.  There are a lot of motorsport categories including NASCAR, DTM, IndyCar and WRC. Motorsport betting is mainly on points scored, winners, finishing position, laps and time. Since Motosport is not a team sport and the field is normally large, it means that it has some of the highest odds available for punters. The Live Inplay betting in Motorsport is highly dynamic as it is very fast-paced and markets will be changing and becoming available in seconds as the race dynamics change.

SportsBet offers many markets in Motosport and punters can lay bets on Motorsport on the SportsBet website which has a clear intuitive interface and easy access to the Motorsport markets.  Markets on offer include Winner, Fastest Lap, Finish in Top 10, Pole Position, Head to Head and more.

Can you make money from motorsport betting?

Betting real money on motorsport events in South Africa. SportsBet has a bonus of R10 free for each new sign up which a punter can use to lay Motorsport bets. Large amounts can be won in Motorsport as the odds are very high because it’s an individual sport and the number of entrants is large per race.

How do you bet on motorsport?

How to place a motorsport bet online with SportsBet

  1. Select the Motorsport (DTM, IndyCar, WRC, NASCAR e.t.c.) from the homepage
  2. Select the desired race from the selected race calendar
  3. Scroll through the available markets and select the desired market
  4. On the market, select the desired option
  5. Enter the stake (amount of money to bet)
  6. View the potential payout and lay/confirm the bet

What is the best bet in motorsport?

Single bet type that motorsport punters most often play when betting on motorsport

The most popular bet in Motosport is the Race Winner bet.  This is a prediction on who will win a particular race during a racing season.  It features very high odds for the underdog racers and constructors or teams. When betting during a Live race, this bet becomes very exciting as racers will usually be swapping positions during the race.

Motorsport betting terminology

Punters have several ways of referring to markets, bet types etc when placing bets.  These are some of the terms they use and their explanations.

  • What does “DNF” in Motorsport mean?

DNF or Did Not Finish means that a particular driver did not complete the race (full race length) and retired usually due to mechanical problems.

  • What does “lapped” in Motorsport mean?

A driver who has been lapped would have been overtaken by another driver so that he/she is a lap or more behind.

  • What does “Pit Stop” in Motorsport mean?

Stopping in the pit lane (lane adjacent to the race track with garages) for repairs, refuelling, changing tyres or swapping drivers is referred to as a Pit Stop.

Sports Bet Motorsport Guide

How do motorsport betting payouts work on Sports Bet?

A punter with a credit balance can withdraw their winnings at any time. Once a withdrawal has been requested, SportsBet will determine if the punter is FICA (Financial Intelligence Centre Act) compliant and if so, the funds will be transferred to the punter’s bank account.  It normally takes less than 3 working days for the punter to receive their funds.

What is a betting spread in motorsport?

Motorsport spread betting is a type of wager where a punter bets on the accuracy of a prediction rather than a Win or Outright bet.  In Motorsport, a punter can bet on the difference in points between two racers (hence the point spread) in a race and the payout will be determined by how accurate the points differential was the prediction.

How do you read motorsport odds on Sports Bet?

Punters must know how to read Motorsport betting odds before making any bet. Motorsport odds show how much can be won from a successful bet. They also show how likely an event is to happen. SportsBet displays all its odds in decimal format.

What is the most profitable online motorsport betting strategy?

The 3 common betting strategies for motorsport.

Motosport is a fast-paced sport and the Live InPlay betting is very exciting as a race progresses. The outcome of a race will depend on the weather, the track and not just a racer’s skill so when laying bets it is important for the punter to study the pre-race conditions and track statistics.

Place Betting

By its nature, Motorsport has a high rate of attrition in the cars and drivers and this results in unpredictable overall results of a race.  Betting on whether a driver will Place in the Top 10 or Top 6 can open up a punter’s betting options because betting on the Winner might be affected more by external factors like weather and track conditions and this will lessen the pressure a punter will feel during the course of a race.

Grid Positions

Before a race starts, the starting positions of each racer on the grid will largely affect the outcome of a race.  It is very rare for a backmarker to progress to the top during a race.  Coupled with place betting, a punter can make a relatively better bet after analyzing the grid positions before each race.

Statistical Analysis

Dominant teams (manufacturers, drivers, constructors) will always post better points than the lesser teams, so by looking at a team’s recent form, a punter can make an informed bet.  Tracks have drivers who favour the particular track, so it is worthwhile to look at the track’s records and driver results there.  Race reviews in the media will also paint a picture of how each team is likely to perform and it’s morale before the race. 

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