Rally Betting Odds

The WRC season runs over a dozen rounds from January to November and passes through many continents. These include Oceania with the New Zealand rally, Asia with Japan, Africa with Kenya, and of course, the many European stages that make up the majority of the calendar.

Of all the WRC events, the Safari Rally, which takes place in Kenya, is one of the most difficult and demanding. It is extremely tough even to finish, let alone win, and drivers tend to struggle due to the weather and the terrain with routes that often require deviation in order to negotiate.

Betting on the WRC

Many forms of motor racing exist, each with its own passionate fans. However, most motorsport fans agree that rallying and open-wheel racing, especially the premier Formula 1 series, are the most challenging types of motor racing for drivers.

WRC drivers and co-drivers compete on all types of terrain, such as asphalt, gravel and ice. Their driving skills are pushed to the limit and beyond.

In each rally, the race is spread over three days with different stages called "specials". The winner is the one who finishes them all in the shortest time.

Three manufacturers have committed themselves as far ahead as 2024 with their Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 and Ford Puma model vehicles. However, these are not production cars. Rather, they are built around a tubular chassis to increase their strength and offer greater levels of safety for those onboard.

The introduction of hybrid engines on rallies

Organized by the FIA, which is also in charge of Formula 1, the new regulations in force have emphasized the use of hybrid-powered cars. Make your F1 bets on our online sports betting platform.

In addition to the 1.6 turbo engine (380hp), an electric motor of 100kw will be added, identical for all cars. It provides a power boost at the beginning of the stage limited to 1000Kj, and it will charge each time the car accelerates.

In some sectors of the sections, driving skills will have a more crucial part than usual. The cars will be more difficult to handle because of the weight of the battery, which creates more inertia.

Recommended betting on the WRC

You can also make bets throughout the rally season, such as who will win the WRC title. This is mainly a driver's market, and the odds can change dramatically.

For the past two decades (apart from the 2019 season), the French front-runners Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, have won the entire championship. However, the pair have already announced that they will not be participating in all the races this season. Their presence will be sporadic on the world tour, so new drivers could have the opportunity to compete for the title at the end of the season.

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