Portugal Rally 2022: Dates, Routes, Prize Money, Live, TV Coverage

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

Preview:

The Rally de Portugal is now in its 55th year of competition. The competition will count toward 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 Porto District, will serve as the rally’s starting point in 2022, and it will consist of twenty-one individual stages that will cover a combined distance of 330.17 kilometers.

The current rally champions are Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin, who won it last year. Their team, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, is currently the reigning champion of the manufacturers’ category.

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

Portugal Rally 2022 Schedule:

The event will start on May 19 and will continue till May 22,

The rally will start in Lousã, Coimbra, and will end on 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 the rights to show the Rally de Portugal on their platform. You will need to subscribe to the channel to watch the event there. The monthly subscription fee is  EUR 8.99. You will be able to watch a lot of exciting rally events on this platform.

Entry Breakdown:

  • 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 biggest city, the action starts with a 2.82km street stage. Friday’s twin passes are Lous (12.03km), Góis (19.33km), and Arganil (18.72km), separated by a tire-fitting zone in Arganil.

The leg culminates with a single run through Mortágua (18.15km) and a super special stage at the Lousada rallycross circuit (3.36km). It’s 122km total. With no servicing permitted until racers return to Matosinhos in the evening, mechanical difficulties might be expensive.

Saturday terrifies. Almost half the rally’s route is squeezed into two loops of three-speed tests in the Cabreira Mountains north of Matosinhos. Drivers will double via Vieira do Minho (21.57km), Cabeceiras de Basto (22.03km), and Amarante (37.24km). After approximately 165km, a 3.30km beachfront street stage in Porto Foz finishes the leg.

Five tests start with Felgueiras (8.91km). Montim (8.69km) and Fafe (11.18km) come next before second runs via Felgueiras and Fafe, rally-closing Wolf Power Stage awarding additional points. The 21 stages encompass 338.34km in 1522.89km before Sunday’s conclusion in Matosinhos.

Portugal Rally Prize Money:

There are no such scene of rewards around the WRC as the racers pay to manufacturers for taking part in the race. Only few participants who holds the contracts with different motorsport companies are paid. While some new racers also receive rewards on the basis of their performances.

On winning a rally stage, a racer can win €20,000. While the sponsorship deals also provide the players with a chance to generate revenue. Based on different sponsorships, a racer can earn €250k to €500k. While a rookie can pocket the amount up to €50,000 on winning a race besides the given prize.

Stages Prize Money
Stage Winning Bonus €20,000
Sponsorship Bonus €500,000
Junior Rookie Drivers Bonus €15,000

Conclusion:

The Rally de Portugal is one of the major and biggest events in the world of rally racing. All the top-class racers will participate and show their top-class skills. So, don’t miss a moment.

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