Rally de Portugal 2022 (Rally de Portugal) will be held from May 19 to 22. This is a World Rally Championship event. Here you will know when, where and how to watch the event.

Insight:

Rally Portugal is now in its 55th year of competition. The competition will count for the fourth round of the World Rally Championship in 2022, as well as World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3.

Matosinhos, which is located in the district of Porto, will serve as the starting point for the rally in 2022, and it will consist of twenty-one individual stages that will cover a combined distance of 330.17 kilometres.

The current rally champions are Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin, who won it last year. Their team, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, is the current defending constructor class champion.

The WRC-2 class is currently contested by Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm, who are the defending rally champions. In the WRC-3 category, the reigning champions were Polish duo Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak.

Calendar of the Rally of Portugal 2022:

The event will begin on May 19 and run until May 22.

The rally will start in Lousã, Coimbra, and end in Fafe, Braga. The event will consist of 21 stages. The surface is gravel. The total distance of the race is 1,518.52 km.

How to watch Rally de Portugal 2022 online and on TV?

WRC+ has reserved all rights to broadcast Rally Portugal on its platform. You will need to subscribe to the channel to watch the event there. The monthly subscription is 8.99 EUR. You will be able to watch many exciting rally events on this platform.

Distribution of entries:

  • Total 100 crews
  • 12 priority 1 crews
  • 41 Priority 2 crews (WRC2)
  • 7 Priority 3 crews (WRC3)
  • 40 non-priority crews

Routes:

After Thursday night’s Opening Ceremony in Coimbra, Portugal’s fourth largest city, the action begins with a 2.82km street stage. The two Friday passes are Lous (12.03 km), Góis (19.33 km) and Arganil (18.72 km), separated by a tire fitting area at Arganil.

The stage ends with a single pass through Mortágua (18.15 km) and a super special on the Lousada rallycross circuit (3.36 km). It’s 122 km in total. With no maintenance allowed until the riders return to Matosinhos in the evening, mechanical difficulties could be costly.

Saturday is terrifying. Almost half of the rally route is two three-speed practice loops in the Cabreira mountains north of Matosinhos. Drivers will double via Vieira do Minho (21.57 km), Cabeceiras de Basto (22.03 km) and Amarante (37.24 km). After about 165 km, a 3.30 km urban stage by the sea in Porto Foz ends the stage.

Five events start with Felgueiras (8.91 km). Montim (8.69km) and Fafe (11.18km) come next before the second passes via Felgueiras and Fafe, with the rally’s closing Wolf Power Stage awarding extra points. The 21 stages cover 338.34km in 1522.89km before Sunday’s conclusion in Matosinhos.

Rally Portugal rewards:

There is not such a rewards scene around the WRC as the riders pay the manufacturers to participate in the race. Only a few participants who have contracts with different motorsport companies are paid. While some new runners also receive rewards based on their performance.

By winning a rally stage, a rider can earn €20,000. While referral deals also offer players a chance to generate revenue. Based on different sponsorships, a runner can earn 250k€ to 500k€. While a rookie can pocket the amount up to €50,000 by winning a race in addition to the given prize.

Steps Prize money
Stage win bonus €20,000
Referral bonus €500,000
Bonus for young beginner pilots €15,000

Conclusion:

The Rally of Portugal is one of the major and most important events in the world of rally racing. All top level riders will participate and show off their top level skills. So don’t miss a moment.

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