Marc Marquez the man to catch in Austrian MotoGP?

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Austria will host its first MotoGP race since 1997 this weekend and, from a wagering perspective at least, motorsport followers have a race on their hands.

"In the absence of any recent form at the Red Bull Ring circuit, all we have to go on is a test session at the track last month and what we've seen so far this season," said UBET spokesperson Nick Curry.

"Marc Marquez comes in with the best form line, having won the German GP last start and is clearly the popular pick among early shoppers."

Marquez has opened at $2.75 with UBET, ahead of Valentino Rossi at $5.00 and Jorge Lorenzo at $5.00, both of whom finished out of the places in Germany.