Major League Baseball throws first pitch for their 2020 season on Thursday, July 23. The National Basketball Association tips off their restart on July 30. Now, World Rally Championships (WRC) has set the schedule for the rest of their 2020 season. Check out an update on the WRC, a schedule of remaining races, and the top five drivers on the World Rally Championship Standings so you can plan ahead your bets against their WRC odds.
WRC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – July 21st Edition
2020 World Rally Championships
- When: September 4-6 through November 19-22
- Where: Various Nations
2020 World Rally Championship set for September return
WRC will return in September. The top rally car league in the world had to shut down operations after Rally Mexico. The racing event in Mexico happened on March 12 – March 15.
Most sports went on hiatus around mid-March and the WRC was no exception. But good news came earlier this month. The World Rally Car Championship will resume on September 4. From September 4 through 6, Rally Estonia happens.
Later that month from September 24 through September 27 is Rally Turkey. Check out the full schedule, including the three racing events that took place before the sports shutdown.
- January 23-26 – Rallye Monte Carlo
- February 13-16 – Rally Sweden
- March 12-15 – Rally Mexico
- September 4-6 – Rally Estonia
- September 24-27 – Rally Turkey
- October 15-16 – Rally Germany
- October 29 – November 1 – Rally Italia Sardegna
- November 19-22 – Rally Japan
Rally Argentina was on the schedule. Unfortunately, the Automovil Club Argentino couldn’t reschedule the event. World Rally Car Championship said that they’d like to return to Argentina in 2021.
Drivers to watch at the 2020 WRC
Like most sports ready for a restart, the World Rally Car Championship will pick up where they left off. Where did the WRC leave off after Mexico?
Sebastien Ogier is atop the standings with 62 points. He’s followed by Elfyn Evans with 54 and Thierry Neuville with 42. Check out a list of the top five drivers on the current WRC Standings.
- Sebastien Ogier – 62 points – Since 2013, Ogier has won seven WRC titles. He’s the hands down favorite to take the 2020 World Rally Championship. Ogier drives for Toyota Gazoo Racing and recently said he’ll stick with the team come 2021.
- Elfyn Evans – 54 points – Another Toyota Gazoo Racing driver, Evans finished fifth at last year’s World Rally Car Championships while driving for M-Sport Ford WRT.
- Thierry Neuville – 42 points – Since 2016, the Belgian driver has four straight second-place finishes. He drives for Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT.
- Kalle Rovenpera – 40 points – At just 19-years-old, Rovenpera is Toyota Gazoo Racing’s next generation superstar. Kalle didn’t start driving at the World Rally Car Championship until 2017.
- Ott Tanak – 38 points – Last year, Tanak was part of Toyota Gazoo’s racing team. This year, he drives for Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT.
Other drivers to know are Teemu Suninen and Esepekka Lappi. Suninen has 26 points and Lappi has 24 points.
Keep World Rally Championships in mind come September
Rally car events are like nothing NASCAR and F1 fans have ever seen. If you like betting on NASCAR or Formula 1, take a look at rally car racing.
The World Rally Car Championship resumes its season in early September. There’s no reason not to check out this intriguing motorsport.