Red Bull GRC: Media day series notes

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Thursday marked the full Red Bull Global Rallycross preseason media day at the Hotel Maya pavilion, on the south side of the Long Beach street circuit.

More original content from the event will follow in the days and weeks to come on MotorSportsTalk, from a series of interviews gathered.

In there interim, here’s a quick recap from the series of what was announced and discussed on Thursday:

Red Bull Global Rallycross held its annual preseason press day on Thursday at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach. Nearly every driver in the series attended the afternoon event, in which numerous teams confirmed plans and revealed new partnerships for the 2015 season.

Major announcements from the event included:

  • NBC Sports’ 2015 television schedules for both the Supercar class and GRC Lites were unveiled. The NBC family of networks will broadcast 24.5 hours of original Red Bull GRC content this season, with live Supercar shows on local NBC networks and both Supercar rebroadcasts and Lites broadcasts on NBCSN.
  • Indianapolis 500-winning team owner Bryan Herta announced the formation of Bryan Herta Rallysport, which will campaign two Supercars for Austin Dyne and Patrik Sandell and one GRC Lites car for Collete Davis. Herta’s Supercar squad will race a pair of M-Sport built Ford Fiesta STs (more on Herta’s crazy Thursday here).
  • Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled liveries for Supercar drivers Steve Arpin and Brian Deegan. Team owner Chip Ganassi made his first appearance at a Red Bull GRC event as an active team owner, praising the series and race format while emphasizing the team’s determination to win.
  • SH Racing Rallycross confirmed the team’s return to Red Bull GRC for 2015, with Nelson Piquet Jr. returning to the team’s Olsbergs MSE-built Ford Fiesta ST.
  • Subaru Rally Team USA confirmed the team’s 2015 Red Bull GRC plans, with Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen contesting every event in a pair of new Subaru WRX STIs. Travis Pastrana will compete at X Games Austin, while the team has a fleet of four cars from the previous generation available to race.
  • Finally, Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne confirmed a two-year extension with series title partner Red Bull, taking the two parties’ deal through 2017.

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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