How To Watch World Rally Championship Live

Published: Dec 18, 2019

In this guide you will find out how you can stream World Rally Championship from anywhere in the world.

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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.

2020 Rally Season: Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 23-26 January

Stream World Rally Championship 2020 Live Online

1. Sign up for PureVPN

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After subscribing to PureVPN, download its app or setup on your device on which you want to watch Australian Open Live Online. PureVPN supports 20+ devices that includes PC, Mobile Phones, Tablets, Routers, Smart TVs, KODI, ROKU, PS/XBox etc. We have all the setup guides and help material on Support Center.

3. Watch WRC For free

You can stream all the races for for free either on popular channels like France TV ot RTBF. Simply connect PureVPN to French server to watch it France TV or Belgium server to stream it on RTBF.

There are some more channels that broadcast World Rally Championship in different regions. You can repeat the exact same steps as above, just replacing the country server to connect for any respective channel in the list below.

Where to Watch WRC 2020 Online

WRC Official Broadcasters List

This 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 some requires paid subscription.

PureVPN helps in improving sports streaming experience and accessing these channel outside of their available regions. If you are travelling abroad and want to access your home channel, or if there is no live streaming available in your country, then you can use PureVPN to watch World Rally Championship live online from anywhere.

Country TV Network
Austria ORF (Free)
Belgium RTBF (Free)
Estonia ETV (Free)
France France TV (Free) – Recommended
Finland YLE (Free)
Germany Sport1 (Paid)
Italy Sportitalia (Paid)
Norway TV2 (Paid)
Poland Sport TV (Paid)
RTP (Free)
Spain RTVE (Free)
TV3 (Free)
Sweden SVT (Free)
United States ESPN 3 (Paid)
Latin America Fox Sports (Paid)
Mexico TV4 (Free)
United Kingdom BT Sport (Paid)
Channel 5 -Highlights (Free)
Wales S4C (Free)
Worldwide WRC+ (Paid)
Red Bull TV (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.

To access BT Sport and watch WRC, you need PureVPN. When connecting to PureVPN, you can choose to change your location to Uk, by connecting to a server thats based in the United Kingdom. Once connected, visit BT Sports website and use your existing subscription to watch WRC from anywhere in the world.

How to Watch World Rally Champions in USA

Fox Sports and ESPN broadcast WRC in USA. So if you have their subscriptions you can watch easily. However, if you are a cord cutter and don’t prefer cable and subscriptions then you can watch WRC for free in America. With PureVPN, you can access any of the above listed free channel by connecting to the required country. For example, you can connect to UK server and access Channel 5 to watch WRC live. Through PureVPN, your virtual location instantly changes from US to UK. This way, you can instantly access all websites and services which are unavailable in the US, but accessible in the UK.

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.

WRC 2020 Calendar

World Rally Championship 2020 sets off on January 23, 2020 and conclude on November 22, 2020.

Start-Finish Date Rally Surface
23-26 January Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo Mixed
13-16 February Rally Sweden Snow
12-15 March Rally Guanajuato México Gravel
16-19 March Rally Chile Gravel
30 April - 3 May Rally Argentina Gravel
21-24 May Rally de Portugal Gravel
4-7 June Rally Italia Sardegna Gravel
16-19 July Safari Rally Kenya Gravel
6-9 August Rally Finland Gravel
3-6 September Rally New Zealand Gravel
24-27 September Rally of Turkey Gravel
15-18 October ADAC Rallye Deutschland Tarmac
29 October - 21 November Wales Rally GB Gravel
19-22 November Rally Japan Tarmac

WRC 2019 Drivers Standings

FIA World Rally Championship 2019 is going very thrilling with a close battle between defending champion Sébastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak throughout the season, however, Ott has won his first championship.

Here are the Driver standings of 2019 season after 13 rallies.

Position Driver Points
1 Ott Tänak 263
2 Thierry Neuville 227
3 Sébastien Ogier 217
4 Andreas Mikkelsen 102
5 Elfyn Evans 102
6 Kris Meeke 98
7 Jari-Matti Latvala 94
8 Dani Sordo 89
9 Teemu Suninen 89
10 Esapekka Lappi 83
11 Sébastien Loeb 51
12 Kalle Rovanperä 18
13 Pontus Tidemand 12
14 Craig Breen 10
15 Gus Greensmith 9
16 Benito Guerra 8
17 Marco Bulacia Wilkinson 6
18 Mads Østberg 6
19 Jan Kopecký 5
20 Yoann Bonato 4
21 Pierre-Louis Loubet 2
22 Ole Christian Veiby 2
23 Stéphane Sarrazin 2
24 Nikolay Gryazin 1
25 Takamoto Katsuta 1
26 Eric Camilli 1
27 Emil Bergkvist 1
28 Adrien Fourmaux 1
29 Pedro Heller 1
30 Janne Tuohino 1
31 Ricardo Triviño 1
32 Petter Solberg 1

WRC 2019 Manufacturers Standings

Below is the FIA 2019 World Rally Championship final standings for Manufacturers.

Position Entrant Points
1 Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 380
2 Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 362
3 Citroën Total WRT 284
4 M-Sport Ford WRT 218

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:

Season Championship Winners: Driver Championship Winners: Car/Manfacturer
2019 Ott Tänak Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
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 Ogier Citroën DS3
2011 Sébastien Ogier 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 2020.