This year, we will see heavy changes in the overall event with regards to the calendar, crew, team and route. For instance, unlike last year, the championship will now cover 14 rounds of thrilling racing events in 14 countries. The starting match will be held on the “Mixed” surface of the Monte-Carlo Alps, while the finale will be held on a “Gravel” surface at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
Next Rally: 29-31st March, Tour de Corse
Read on to find out all there is to know about the WRC 2019 championship, the current updates on all the events and how you can stream World Rally Championship from anywhere in the world.
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Where to Watch WRC 2019 Online
WRC Official Broadcasters List
Below is the official Broadcaster list for top countries with Rally following. They are available in respective regions only in their local languages. Some of the channels are free while many are subscription based.
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|Country||TV Network||Language||Free / Paid|
|United States||ESPN 3||English||Paid|
|Latin America||Fox Sports||Portuguese||Paid|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport||English||Paid|
|Red Bull TV||English||Free|
Watch WRC on BT Sport
As of January 2019, BT Sport has earned the official broadcast rights to stream the action-packed World Rally Championship. This means that even though WRC is a global event, where racers from all over the word come to sprint against each other, only the people located in Uk would be able to access live streams for the rally. Users in all other countries will be unable to access any live streams, due to regional limitations in their country.
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WRC 2019 Calendar
World Rally Championship 2019 sets off on January 24, 2019 and conclude on November 17, 2019.
|4||28-31 March||Tour de Corse|
|5||25-28 April||Rally Argentina|
|6||9-12 May||Rally Chille|
|7||30-2 May June||Rally de Portugal|
|8||13-16 June||Rally Italia Sardegna|
|9||1-4 August||Rally Finland|
|10||22-25 August||ADAC Rallye Deutschland|
|11||12-15 September||Rally of Turkey|
|12||3-6 October||Wales Rally GB|
|13||24-27 October||RACC Rally Catalunya de España|
|13||14-17 November||Rally Australia|
Preview: World Rally Championship 2019
The 2019 FIA World Rally Championship will involve fourteen racing events that will involve a variety of roads, i.e., from gravel and tarmac to snow and Mixed surface. The winners from the last six consecutive WRC events, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, will be setting off the event as the defending driver and the co-driver champions. However, Ogier and Ingrassia will be ditching M-Sport Ford WRT for Citroën Total WRT.
Moreover, there have been significant changes in the calendar, teams, and crews, and the racing routes. As mentioned above, there will now be fourteen racing events, with Rally Chile being the latest addition to the calendar.
FIA World Rally Championship 2019 finished at a thrilling note. It saw a close battle between defending champion Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville throughout the season, especially in the last few races.
Here are the Driver standings of 2019 season.
|13||Ole Christian Veiby||2||–||2/9||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
Below is the FIA 2019 World Rally Championship final standings for Manufacturers.
FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
- Toyota Racing
- Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
- Citroën Total WRT
- M-Sport Ford WRT
Last 10 Years Championships Winners
Do you want to know the standings of drivers and manufacturers for the last 10 years championships? Check out the lists below:
|2018||Sébastien Ogier||Ford Fiesta|
|2017||Sébastien Ogier||Ford Fiesta|
|2016||Sébastien Ogier||Volkswagen Polo R|
|2015||Sébastien Ogier||Volkswagen Polo R|
|2014||Sébastien Ogier||Volkswagen Polo R|
|2013||Sébastien Ogier||Volkswagen Polo R|
|2012||Sébastien Loeb||Citroën DS3|
|2011||Sébastien Loeb||Citroën DS3|
|2010||Sébastien Loeb||Citroën C4|
|2009||Sébastien Loeb||Citroën C4|
|2008||Sébastien Loeb||Citroën C4|
Now that you know the complete racing calendar and all about the racers, drivers and car manufacturers, you will not bear to miss the live action of World Rally Championship 2019.