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Rally World 2021

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The 2020 Rally World brought together all the ingredients to be one of the most spectacular and unpredictable championships of the 21st century, however, the current pandemic context that we still live in, completely turned the professional, social, sporting and cultural life inside out.

The 2021 World Rally Championship intends to gradually return to normality, in this sense, the calendar for this year is more extensive than that of 2020, however, subject to the health conditions of the various countries where the competition estimates to pass.

The 2021 season started this weekend in Monaco with a categorical victory for the title champion, Sébastien Ogier, followed by his teammate Elfyn Evans, who achieved a very positive result individually and collectively for Toyota Gazoo Racing.And it should be noted that both teams to score prediction.

The podium was not entirely dominated by the Japanese team as Thierry Neuville from Hyundai managed to outdo the talented Finnish Kalle Rovanperä. The last place of the 5 fastest was for the experienced Dani Sordo who was ahead of another Toyota Gazoo Racing driver, Takamoto Katsuta.

Who had one more weekend to forget was M-Sport, which is still far behind Asian teams and remains faithful to the philosophy support young, talented drivers who have not yet proved themselves in the World Rally Championship.

The 2021 World Rally Championship maintains the same 3 teams, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT and M-Sport Ford WRT, in the same way that the teams tried to maintain some stability in the alignment of their drivers.

On the other hand, the huge legion of fans sigh deeply and constantly for the return to normality so that they can experience the spectacularity and unpredictability of gravel and asphalt up close.

With the help of author Kate Richardson, we bring to those who are starting in this interesting sport all you need to know about the three big teams in the World Rally Championship. Don’t forget to check her profile later, just click here.

HH:HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WRT

Team director: Andrea Adamo

Pilot squad: Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe (full time); Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja (full time); Dani Sordo and Borja Rozada (part-time); Craig Breen and Paul Nagle (part-time)

The South Korean team revalidated the title in the constructors standings in 2020, however, it still fails to crown one of its drivers individually as world rally champion.

In 2021, the team coached by Andrea Adamo keeps Thierry Neuville, Ott Tänak, Dani Sordo and Craig Breen in their line-up, with both the Belgian and the Estonian being serious candidates for the title and having a strong chance of winning several races in 2021.

What they really need is to be more regular and consistent at the wheel of the i20 WRC this season if they really want to get the title.

HH:TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT

Team director: Jari-Matti Latvala

Pilot squad: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (full time); Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin (full time); Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen (full time); Takamoto Katsuta and Dan Barritt (part-time).

The main news of the Japanese team was the departure of Tommi Makinen from the head of the team to assume more executive functions within Toyota Gazoo Racing, having been replaced by also Finnish and former driver Jari-Matti Latvala.

In what promises to be his last season at the World Rally Championship, Sébastien Ogier is joined by Elfyn Evans, Kalle Rovanperä and Takamoto Katsuta. Within this quartet of very fast pilots, it is important to highlight the regularity of Ogier, the speed of Evans and the irreverence of Rovanperä.

HH:M-SPORT FORD WRT

Team director: Richard Millener

Pilot squad: Gus Greensmith and Elliott Edmondson (full time); Teemu Suninen and Mikko Markkula (part-time); Adrien Fourmaux and Renaud Jamoul (part-time).

The legendary Malcolm Wilson's team continues on a true desert crossing that seems to have no end. Ford's lesser technical and financial involvement has clearly reduced the evolution of the Fiesta WRC.

In this sense, M-Sport decided to reformulate their strategy of drivers for 2021, dispensing with Esapekka Lappi, reinforcing on Gus Greensmith, maintaining Teemu Suninen for certain rallies and adding the promising Adrien Fourmaux to the squad.

The expectations for the British formation are extremely low which can contribute to taking pressure off the trio of pilots and allow a more healthy and consistent development.

How about the Rally World 2021

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Unfortunately, there aren’t many bookmakers who offer Rally bets, being the Formula 1 the most common speed sport to be available. However, it is still possible to find some bookmakers who have Rally among their modalities.

In order to find them, the best method is to check out the website MightyTips. There you can find an enormous list of bookmakers and see which modalities they offer. That way, you don’t need to keep looking at each bookmaker’s website and can still find the best one to place your wagers.

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