Ken Roczen joins the Genuine Honda Racing Team for inaugural WSX race

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Ken Roczen and the Genuine Honda Racing Team announced they will pair up to contend in the inaugural World Supercross (WSX) round October 8 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Earlier this week, Roczen declared himself a free agent for 2023 after he and the factory Honda team were unable to come to terms. Both parties agreed that the WSX races were instrumental in the failure of the contract.

Roczen last raced in front of British fans in the August, 2011. He won the FIM Motocross World Championship round that was run that August and took the MX2 world title the same year.

“Yarrive and his team are experienced, and they have achieved creditable results across the globe,” Ken Roczen said in a press release. “I want to race this off season, and the Honda Genuine Racing team is working with me and my personal sponsors. I am looking forward to seeing parts of Europe that I have not experienced as an adult, and I am really looking forward to travelling to Australia too. I have friends and fans there and can’t wait to enjoy some off season racing and great people.”

Roczen will compete this off season aboard a CRF450R that will be built and prepared by the HGA squad. Competing aboard machinery that he is comfortable on will aid Roczen in his quest for the WSX title.

“Ken is one of the fastest and most experienced racers in the world,” said Konsky, Honda Genuine Honda Racing Team Owner. “I believe that experience is going to help the team.

“Additionally, his popularity will only help the sport grow globally as he races in new countries. It is a rare opportunity for me to learn and for fans of supercross around the world to see him in action. We are happy to play a small part in that.”

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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