WRC Races

The World Rally Championship is the highest rallying competition in the world. Similar to other racing leagues, there are separate championships for drivers, manufacturers and teams.

Unlike the other major racing leagues around the world, the WRC races on all types of surfaces, from the typical roads to dirt as well as snow. Each rally consists of between 15 and 30 stages ranging from shorter stages of 1.2 miles to sometimes upward of 220 miles.

Rally Circuits

Rallye Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo, Monaco
Date: January 20-23, 2022
Stages: 17 (296.03 km; 183.94 miles)
Winner: Sebastien LOEB 

Rally Sweden

Umeå
Date: February 24-27, 2022
Stages: 17 (264.81 km; 164.545 miles)
Winner: Kalle ROVANPERÄ

Croatia Rally

Zagreb, Croatia
Date: April 21-24, 2022. 
Stages: 20 (291.84km; 181.340 miles)
Winner: Kalle ROVANPERÄ

Vodafone Rally

Matosinhos, Portugal
Date: May 19-22, 2022
Stages: 21 (330.17 km; 205.16 miles)
Winner: Kalle ROVANPERÄ

Rally Italia

Alghero, Sardinia, Italia
Date: June 2-5, 2022. 
Stages: 21 stages (307.91 km; 191.326 miles)
Winner: Ott TÄNAK

Safari Rally

Nairobi, Kenya
Date: June 23-26, 2022
Stages: 19 stages (363.44km; 225.831 miles)
Winner: Kalle ROVANPERÄ

Rally Estonia

Tartu, Estonia
Date: July 14-17, 2022
Stages: 24 stages (314.26km; 195.272 miles)
Winner: Kalle ROVANPERÄ

Secto Rally Finland

Jyväskylä, Finland
Date: August 4-7, 2022
Stages: 22 (322.61km; 200.460 miles)
Winner: Ott TÄNAK

Ypres Rally Belguim 

Ypres, Belguim
Date: August 18-21, 2022
Stages: 20 (281.58 km; 174.965 miles)
Winner: Ott TÄNAK

EKO Acropolis Rally 

National Trade Fair, Lamia, Greece
Date: September 8-11, 2022
Stages: 16 (303.30km; 188.461 miles)
Winner: Thierry NEUVILLE

Repco Rally New Zealand 

Auckland, New Zealand
Date: September 29 – October 2, 2022
Stages: 17 (279.80 km; 173.85 miles )
Winner: Kalle ROVANPERÄ

RallyRACC – Catalunya Rally de Espana

Salou
Date: October 20-23, 2022
Stages: 19 (293.77 km; 182.54 miles)
Winner: Sebastien OGIER

Forum8 Rally Japan

Aichi/Gifu
Date: November 10-13, 2022
Stages: TBD
Winner: TBD

WRC 1 Races

Safari Rally Kenya is one of the toughest rallies on the entire WRC race calendar. It was first held in 1953 as a celebration to Queen Elizabeth II and was part of the WRC from 1973-2002 and once again in 2021.

Since 2021, rallies must consist of just one surface type. Rallies would sometimes change the surface of the car from day to day. However, driving on asphalt is a lot different than driving on dirt and requires the cars to be set up in a different way with very little turnaround time.

How is this different from F1 or IndyCar? Drivers in those sports don’t have to worry about running into trees. When looking to bet on a rally race, find drivers who perform better in those conditions. If a driver is specifically sharp on dirt but awful in snow, that’s something to note as the season moves along.

Be sure to check out the WRC odds for every race and the best information on how to bet on wrc races. 

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