Originally Posted by troy safari carpente
Early bets the f5 casino...
Okay... the official entry acceptances have been dealt out, we've got three major teams throwing a hat in the ring, plus the usual mix of star studded supporting cast of privateer teams/bikes...
So when's the book being started and what odds are being given on who...?
I've still got people that owe me from last year...
We can all live in anticipation, but it's going to be very hard to see past the winning duo from KTM.
Luck will play a part without a doubt, as will bike reliability and top speed, as the top riders push it flat out when they can.
Race management will play a big part also, as will team support and strategy when the chips are down, but ultimately the winner will still be one of the best and fittest riders who can push their body to the limits and can manage the race stages accordingly.
So, the best machine and the best rider - the KTM factory bikes are a class apart and give the duo an immediate advantage, can HRC and BF come up with something competitive in time?
If so, it could be open to anyone from one of the 3 true factory teams, but there is one thing for sure this year, the gap will have closed and there is the real chance of a new champ.