Some of you may miss F1 and its soap opera of paddock petulance, however you can still bet on motorsport. The World Rally Championship, for instance, roars into life this weekend as the field streak towards Monte Carlo. Sure, the days of Group B insanity are gone, but to make up for it a Welshman is leading the field this year. Yup, that’s right, currently, your best bet on the 2022 WRC at online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 is Elfyn Evans. But can he really win it?
The Monte Carlo Rally kicks off the championship in style. We’ve all heard of the event, even if we’ve never watched a moment’s rally driving. The comedy movies “Monte Carlo Or Bust” (1969) and “Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo” (1977) pretty much guarantee that. As children we saw them on television, and now, with far more summers under our belt, we can enjoy the real thing. Plus, of course, we can add to the excitement by having a little bet on the 2022 WRC.
Just which of the field will get the prize in Casino Square after the opening race? And who’ll take the championship come the end of the season? Well online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 seem to think it’ll be Elfyn Evans. He does have a very good chance, but the odds on Elfyn Evans are not that much shorter. He’s no shoo in. Not with the French, Finns and that Estonian breathing down his neck. So should you make the Welshman your bet on the 2022 WRC or not?
The Romance Of The 90th Monte Carlo Rally
Well he did come 2nd last season, albeit quite a way behind Sebastien Ogier, the now 8 time world champion. Indeed the cynical amongst you may feel the odds on Sebastien Ogier make for a far more tempting bet on the 2022 WRC. You can get 10/1 for a bet on Sebastien Ogier right now. Has he really gone off the boil so badly as to warrant those prices? Perhaps not. We’ll find out soon enough. He won the Monte Carlo Rally last year. He could well do the same again.
WRC 2022 Odds
- Solberg Oliver – 100/1
- Gus Greensmith – 100/1
- Fourmaux Adrien – 80/1
- Daniel Sordo – 80/1
- Takamoto Katsuta – 50/1
- Sebastien Loeb – 50/1
- Esapekka Lappi – 33/1
- Sebastien Ogier – 10/1
- Thierry Neuville – 13/2
- Craig Breen – 13/2
- Ott Tanak – 7/2
- Kalle Rovanpera – 11/4
- Elfyn Evans – 5/2
Still, Evans is well ahead according to online bookies in the UK. He gets a tight 5/2. This only just, however, keeps him in front of the Finn Kalle Rovanpera. You can find odds on Kalle Rovanpera of around 11/4 if you look hard enough. Plus, of course, there’s Ott Tanak to contend with. The bookies are giving the Estonian 7/2 which means a bet on Ott Tanak is just as tempting. So taking advantage of UK gambling laws to bet on the 2022 WRC is as simple as it appears.
Bet365 Has Your Bet On The 2022 WRC
Now you could just bet on the Monte Carlo Rally and see how it goes. Leave your bet on the 2022 WRC until later. However, you’ll never find better odds on the 2022 WRC than right now. After this we’ll all see which way the wind is blowing and the bookies will set their sails accordingly. You can, for instance, expect the odds on Thierry Neuville of Belgium to swing in a little from that 13/2 he’s getting. Especially if he comes home in the top three this weekend.
“Every driver in the championship thinks the same. Now they are thinking ‘now I have a chance.’”
- Thierry Neuville
The Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence await on this, the 90th running of the event. That’s why they’ve adjusted the course quite a lot. They want to make this a special event. They know the romance might attract an audience but it’s the thrilling driving that keep people watching. So if you like to bet on sports in the UK perhaps a patriotic bet on Elfyn Evans is in order, but if you want a real earner Sebastien Ogier is the more tempting bet on the 2022 WRC.
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