The 2022 World Rally Championship season continues with the fifth race this weekend in Sardinia. Kalle Rovanpera has been unstoppable so far after the young Finnish driver won three out of four races. The 2022 WRC Sardegna winner odds mention him again in the favorites along with his main rival, Thierry Neuville. And other former race winners, Ott Tanak and Dani Sordo.
The Rally Italia Sardegna is a tough race due to the hot and humid conditions. The gravel road course challenges even the most experienced drivers. This year’s race will start near Alghero and then head to the southern part of the island, to Olbia. The race will have 21 stages across the four days, covering a total distance of 308 km. Both Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier had four wins here and are the most successful drivers of the event. While Ogier is also the defending champion. But the French won’t be able to defend his title as he won’t compete in the race this time. Unlike other former race winners, Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak. The current championship leader, Kalle Rovanpera only finished 25th here last year, but surely he will aim for a much better result this time.
2022 WRC Sardegna Winner Odds Mention Several Drivers with Similar Chances of Winning
Ott Tanak is in fourth place in the championship with one podium finish in Croatia. He couldn’t finish the first race this year but got better results in the following events. While he was sixth in the previous race in Portugal. The 2019 world champion has won in Italy once before, back in 2017 when he was driving for Ford Fiesta. Now as a Hyundai driver, he can repeat his success and get his first win in the season. Online sportsbooks in Italy offer the smallest odds, 4.32 for his victory.
He is closely followed by Elfyn Evans in the favorites, who h the odds of 4.48 to win the race. The Welsh Toyota driver finished second in Portugal but had to retire in the Swedish race. He is in fifth place in the overall standings, just one point behind Tanak. Usually, Evans performs well in Italy. He got five top 6 finishes while he was the runner-up here last year.
He hasn’t got any wins though unlike Thierry Neuville who finished on top in Italy twice before. The Belgian is in second place again in the championship following his balanced performance and two podium finishes. But he would need a win now if he wants to keep his championship title hopes alive. As Neuville is already 46 points behind the leader, Kalle Rovanpera. 2022 WRC Sardegna winner odds mention him in the favorites now with the odds of 4.50.
Rovanpera and Sordo Can Also Win The Race
Kalle Rovanpera has been the surprise of the season after winning three races in a row. Including a win in Portugal which has a similar track to the one in Sardinia. The 21-year-old Finnish driver is only spending his third full season in the category but he already got five victories. Rovanpera doesn’t have such great results from this race after a 25th-place finish and a retirement. But now the Toyota driver will be one of the top favorites, especially in the absence of the two French champions, Loeb and Ogier. Online gambling sites in Italy offer the odds of 5.00 for Rovanpera’s fourth win in a row.
While a former Italian race winner, Dani Sordo has the odds of 5.50 to get the win. The Spanish Hyundai driver will only compete in his second race in the season, but he finished third in the previous one in Portugal. He won here in 2019 and 2020 so has great memories from this race. This is Sordo’s final season before retiring but surely he wants to get more good results before that. Another well-performing driver of 2022 is Japanese Takamoto Katsuta who is having the best season of his career so far. He is in third place in the championship, with two fourth-place finishes. Katsuta hasn’t won any race yet but has the odds of 17.00 on 22Bet to do it now in Italy.