The Monte Carlo Rally will take place from Thursday, January 23 to Sunday, January 26. This will be the 88th edition of the renowned rally event which takes place along the French Riviera. It will feature a more compact route this year, with approximately 25% of the route having been changed. Read on to find out how you can watch the Monte Carlo Rally online, from anywhere in the world, with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
We’re only recommending official sources for watching the Monte Carlo Rally. Although unlicensed streams of this popular sporting event are to be expected, we don’t recommend you use them. For starters, the video quality is usually far inferior, meaning you could miss out due to low resolution and frequent buffering. Furthermore, unauthorized streams are often taken offline for copyright infringement. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of official sources for live streaming the Monte Carlo Rally online.
Using a suitable VPN means you can watch your usual home streaming services, even when traveling abroad.
How to watch the Monte Carlo Rally 2020 online with a VPN
Even if it’s your first time using a VPN, the process of setting one up to watch the Monte Carlo Rally is simple. In fact, it only takes a few minutes, just follow the steps below.
Here’s how to live stream the Monte Carlo Rally 2020 online from anywhere:
- Sign up with a reputable VPN service. Our recommendation is ExpressVPN. However, CyberGhost and NordVPN are high quality, affordable alternatives.
- Download and install the appropriate VPN app for your device (the VPNs we’ve recommended above also offer browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox).
- Open the app and connect to a server in the country from which you want to watch the Monte Carlo Rally. For example, by connecting to a server in the UK, you’ll have a UK IP address. This allows you to watch BT Sport when traveling abroad.
- Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. This ensures websites forget your actual IP address and location, allowing you to access geo-restricted content.
- Sign in to your preferred service for watching the Monte Carlo Rally (or register for an account if required) and select a live stream which should now be unblocked.
We recommend you test your VPN in advance of the Monte Carlo Rally. You’ll then have lots of time to contact your VPN’s customer support if you need to troubleshoot any issues.
How to live stream Monte Carlo Rally on UK TV
BT Sport has a multi-year deal to broadcast the World Rally Championship. As such, BT Sport customers can watch live coverage of the Monte Carlo Rally as part of their existing subscription. However, it’s also possible to watch BT Sport contract-free with the new BT Sport Monthly Pass. It’s available for £25 per month and allows access via the web as well as the BT Sport apps.
You can only access BT Sport if you have a UK IP address. If you’re traveling abroad, you’ll, therefore, need to connect to a VPN server in the UK. This allows you to access geo-blocked content abroad. One easy way to do this is with ExpressVPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee which means you can try it with BT Sport risk-free. If this service doesn’t meet your expectations, you can claim a full refund in the 30-day period.
Where else can I watch the Monte Carlo Rally 2020 online?
There are plenty of international broadcasters for the Monte Carlo Rally. While we’ll list some of the main options below, here’s a full list of World Rally Championship broadcasters.
The best way to watch the Monte Carlo Rally in the US is on Eleven Sports. If you have a US cable TV subscription, you can watch Eleven Sports at no extra cost. Fortunately, you can also stream the Monte Carlo Rally without cable. This is possible through FuboTV which is a live TV streaming service. Prices start from $54.99 USD per month though there is the option of a one-week free trial. Both the content of Eleven Sports and FuboTV is region-locked. To watch abroad (outside the US), you’ll have to obtain a US IP address by connecting to a VPN.
If you’re in France, you can watch the Monte Carlo Rally on Canal+. This service is available for €19.90 per month and includes a one-month free trial, meaning you can stream the Monte Carlo Rally for free.
However, Canal+ content is geo-restricted. For traveling abroad, you’ll need to connect to a server in France for a French IP address. You’ll then be able to unblock Canal+ without restriction from anywhere in the world.
DAZN holds the broadcasting rights to the World Rally Championship in Spain. This subscription sports streaming service costs €9.99 per month or €99.99 annually. A one-month free trial is available to new customers. DAZN content is geo-blocked and difficult to unblock abroad. You’ll need to obtain a Spanish IP address from a quality VPN in order to get around this. It’s worth knowing that DAZN will also show the Monte Carlo Rally in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
What should I know about the Monte Carlo Rally?
First held in 1911, the Monte Carlo Rally is an annual event by the organizers of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. It takes place in January in Monaco, southeast France. The Monte Carlo Rally is famous for the Col de Turini, a high mountain pass road in the Alps which features many hairpin turns as well as snowy, icy conditions. The most successful drivers in the history of the Monte Carlo Rally are Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier, each of whom has seven wins.
Who are the favorites to win the 2020 Monte Carlo Rally?
Belgian rally driver Thierry Neuville has won 12 World Rally Championship events with his most recent win coming at the 2019 Rally Catalunya. Ott Tanak also has 12 rally wins, with the Estonian last winning the 2019 Wales Rally GB. Both drivers are expected to challenge in the Monte Carlo Rally and World Rally Championship. However, the favorite is Frenchman Sébastien Ogier who has 47 victories in the World Rally Championship. This makes him the second most successful World Rally Championship driver after Sébastien Loeb.