The World Rally Championship (WRC) has just started and people all over the world are eagerly following all the action of this thrilling motorsport. This is the 46th season of this auto racing championship and the first round started in Monaco. Unfortunately, there are many countries where it is not possible to watch the World Rally Championship on TV, but don’t worry, in this article, you’ll find out how you can enjoy this popular event live online. Although there are some geographical restrictions in place that aim to prevent users from accessing online streams of the WRC stages in certain locations, there is a way to get around such blocks. With a VPN, you will be able to enjoy live broadcasts to make sure that you don’t miss any minute of the World Rally Championship. You can simply connect to a server in a country where the streams are available and watch the races online.
The 2018 World Rally Championship started on Thursday January 25th in Gap, Hautes-Alps in Monaco. The first stage is known as the 6ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo and there will be 12 more stages during the year. After Monaco, the drivers will head to Sweden, Mexico, France, Argentina, Portugal, Italy, Finland, Germany, Turkey, United Kingdom, Spain and Australia. The 2018 WRC concludes in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales in Australia on November 18th. There will be a six week break after the seventh round that takes place in Sardinia, Italy. The Rally d’Italia Sardegna concludes on June 10th 2018 and the next round starts on July 26th in Jyväskylä, Finland. This year, Spain is the last European country to hold a WRC event and it hosts the penultimate round of the season.
How to watch WRC Online
The WRC+ channel online is most convenient way to watch WRC and it is available in the majority of regions. If this option is not available in your location, you can use a VPN to get access to it. You can simply connect to a server in a country where WRC Online is supported.
You can also try Red Bull TV, which is available around the world. The downside of this option is that it won’t show the “power stages”. Another solution is BT Sports, a UK channel that does dhow all the stages. Spanish speakers can try Canal + or Fox Sports, which has the rights to broadcast WRC events in Latin American countries.
In the United States there is a service called SlingTV that allows people to watch cable and satellite TV channels online. It offers ESPN 3, a popular sports channel that offers coverage of the WRC. Getting a subscription to WRC is a convenient option to watch WRC online. However, Sling TV is only available in the United States so in order to get a access to it, you need to use a VPN and connect to a server in that country. SlingTV has a free trial that allows you to test the service for 7 days. After the trial, you can set up a subscription for $25 per month and enjoy over 30 US TV channels. One of the reasons why SlingTV is so convenient is that you can pay for the subscription on a month to month basis and won’t need to sign a contract, which is why many people who don’t want to commit to a cable subscription has opted for this option.
Official Broadcasters around the world
Other options that you can try in different countries include:
- Nelonen Pro – Finland – Paid service showing all stages including Power stages
- Arena Sport – Croatia – Paid service covering all stages
- Greece OTE Sports – Paid service covering all stages
- SVT – Sweden – Free service offering partial coverage
- Sport1 – Germany – Free service offering partial coverage
- ETV – Estonia – Free service, it only shows the Power Stages
- BNT HD – Bulgaria – Free service, it only shows the Power Stages
How to watch WRC online using a VPN
- In order to be able to watch WRC online from any location, the first thing you need to do is to subscribe to a VPN service. There are different options available, but we recommend ExpressVPN as it offers great speeds and it has servers in over 90 countries.
- Once you select a VPN and subscribe to it, you can download and install the VPN client on your device.
- Select OpenVPN as your encryption protocol in the menu. This is the most secure and reliable protocol.
- Connect to a server in the country where the streaming service you want to use is available. Then you can go to the website and stream WRC online.
Other good VPN services that you can try when it comes to streaming WRC online are:
- VyprVPN – A fast solution that gives you access to servers in over 70 global locations. It has a exclusive protocol called Chameleon, which lets you defeat firewalls and DPI.
- IPVanish – Known for its great speeds and solid performance. IPVanish has servers in over 60 countries and it is another great option for streaming.
- VPNArea – VPNArea is secure, easy to use and it also offers great speeds. You can connect to servers in over 60 countries.