WRC Rally Monte-Carlo Betting Favorites, Analysis & Prediction

WRC Rally Monte-Carlo Betting Favorites, Analysis & Prediction

With the arrival of the New Year, we are beginning to gear up for the return of motor sports of all kinds. The first major organization to get the ball rolling will be the WRC, who will see their 2023 season begin this weekend in Monte Carlo. All told, we will have 13 races this year, with Kalle Rovanpera looking to defend the World Championship that he won last season in such convincing fashion. There will, though, be several drivers looking to steal the crown and very much in a position to do so. While a win on the opening weekend is not essential to winning a championship, it would certainly be a great way to get things started. Let’s look at some of the drivers who may be in the hunt in Monte Carlo so you can get ready to bet against their WRC Odds.

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Kalle Rovanpera

You can’t really say that his championship win last season was totally surprising, as Rovanpera had been steadily improving with each passing season. The problem he has this time around is that he has a high bar to reach after winning 6 races and amassing 255 points last season. The majority of those wins came in the early part of the season, which included a run where he won 5 of 6. It’s hard to imagine that he will set that sort of pace again, but you never know. Rovanpera has never won in Monte Carlo and has finished 4th there in each of the last 2 seasons.

Ott Tanak

This is a driver who is well aware of how difficult it is not just to win a world championship but to get back and win it again. Tanak won it all in 2019, and while he has come close since, including finishing 2nd overall last season, he has not been able to nab another title. That said, he always seems to be in the hunt, so we can certainly expect him to have a solid run in the season opener in Monte Carlo. Having said that, it should be noted that he has been forced to retire in each of the past 3 runs in this race, but prior to that, he has 3 straight podium finishes in Monte Carlo.

Thierry Neuville

There have been few drivers as consistent as Neuville over the past 7 seasons, but he has still yet to win a world championship? Might this be the year that we see that change? Neuville went on a run that saw him finish 2nd overall in 4 straight seasons, and while he has not finished that high in the past 3 years, he has never been worse than 4th overall. He did pick up a win in Monte Carlo in 2020, so he could be one to watch this weekend.

Elfyn Evans

This is another driver who has not won a world championship, but who has also been very consistent. He has finished 2nd overall on a couple of occasions, but he slipped to 4th overall last season after failing to win a race. He got out to a slow start last year, finishing 21st in the Monte Carlo Rally, but prior to that, he did have back-to-back podium finishes in this race, so he could be one to watch this weekend.

 
 

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