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WRC Rally Poland

How to watch WRC's Rally Poland: Schedule, line-up and more

Rally Poland’s gravel stages host round seven of the 2024 World Rally Championship season, so here is how and when you can watch this weekend’s action

Thierry Neuville, Martijn Wydaeghe, Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai i20 N Rally1

Thierry Neuville, Martijn Wydaeghe, Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai i20 N Rally1

Photo by: Fabien Dufour / Hyundai Motorsport

This month’s Rally Sardinia featured the joint-closest finish for a win in World Rally Championship history, as Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier contested a thrilling battle.

It culminated in Tanak claiming victory by just 0.2s after the Hyundai driver overhauled a 17.1s deficit to Toyota’s Ogier on the final day.

Tanak's first win since his return to Hyundai means he is now second in the championship, level with Toyota’s Elfyn Evans. The Welshman finished the rally fourth after struggling for pace throughout, and was hampered too by a puncture on the Friday.

Misfortune also hit championship leader Thierry Neuville, who crashed from third on stage eight, but he recovered by claiming a maximum score on the Sunday under the WRC’s new points system. The Belgian's championship was reduced from 24 points to 18 as a result.

But next up is Rally Poland, which may be a great place for Neuville to bounce back as he claimed victory at the event in 2017.

That was also Poland’s last appearance on the WRC calendar, before it lost its place due to repeated breaches of spectator safety.

The event's return will only be a one-off according to Simon Larkin, WRC event director, with Rally Poland celebrating its 80th edition in 2024 after being part of the European Rally Championship in recent years.

The manufacturers’ standings will also be one to look out for in Poland. Hyundai currently leads defending champion Toyota by just 13 points, having not claimed the title since 2020.

Tanak won the last rally in Sardinia after Ogier's final stage puncture

Tanak won the last rally in Sardinia after Ogier's final stage puncture

Photo by: McKlein / Motorsport Images

M-Sport trails Hyundai by 138 points in third with Adrien Fourmaux, who scored a disappointing three points in Sardinia, its highest-placed driver in fifth.

The Ford squad, which celebrated scoring points in 300 consecutive WRC rounds in Sardinia, will field a third car this week for rising star Martins Sesks. The 2023 European Rally Championship runner-up will make his Rally1 debut in a non-hybrid powered Puma before stepping up to the full hybrid-spec version in Latvia next month.

When is Rally Poland?

Date: 27 - 30 June
Start time: 4pm BST/5pm local time on Thursday 27 June

The 2024 Rally Poland weekend starts with shakedown on Thursday 27 June at 9am in the United Kingdom and 10am local time. This will entail drivers tackling a 3.17-mile route in the village of Lubiewo, situated in north-central Poland, so that they can test various car set-ups ahead of the rally.

Later that day, the event officially begins with its ceremonial start at 4pm BST (5pm local time) and that will be staged in the Mikołajki Main Square. The rally’s opening stage also takes place on Thursday, at 6:05pm BST (7:05pm local time) when a 1.55-mile dash of the Mikołajki Arena will commence the action.

Date 
Leg 
Leg total 
Start time 
Thursday 27 June 
Shakedown 
3.17 miles 
9am BST/10am local time 
Thursday 27 June 
Ceremonial start 
N/A 
4pm BST/5pm local time 
Thursday 27 June 
Stage 1 
1.55 miles 
6:05pm BST/7:05pm local time 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 2 - Stage 4 
34.49 miles 
7:45am BST/8:45am local time 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 5 - Stage 7 
34.49 miles 
1:05pm BST/2:05pm local time 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 8 
1.55 miles 
6pm BST/7pm local time 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 9 - Stage 12 
39.33 miles 
7:30am BST/8:30am local time 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 13 - Stage 15 
37.78 miles 
3pm BST/4pm local time 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 16 - Stage 17 
19.59 miles 
8am BST/9am local time 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 18 
12.92 miles 
11:20am BST/12:20pm local time 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 19 (Power Stage) 
6.67 miles 
1:15pm BST/2:15pm local time 

How can I watch the WRC?

Ott Tänak, Martin Järveoja, Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai i20 N Rally1

Ott Tänak, Martin Järveoja, Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai i20 N Rally1

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

The UK's WRC broadcasting rights belong to TNT Sports, which has covered the series since 2014 when it was known as BT Sport. As a result, TNT will televise every round of the 2024 season but this means a subscription is needed to watch the WRC in the UK.

TNT Sports is available for £20 per month. All four sport channels, Eurosport 1 and 2, as well as live streaming platform Discovery+ are included for that price.

Fans can also watch the WRC via Rally.tv, which broadcasts the ERC and World Rallycross Championship as well. Rally.tv offers two kinds of subscriptions: an annual pass for £119.99 or a monthly deal for £12.99.

How can I watch Rally Poland?

TNT Sports will begin its Rally Poland coverage with Thursday's shakedown at 9am, before returning at 5:30pm for the opening stage.

An early start then commences its coverage on Friday, with the second stage available via TNT Sports 3 from 7:30am. TNT Sports 3 will broadcast the rest of Friday’s action, before it switches over to TNT Sports 4 for Saturday’s running, while TNT Sports 1 and 3 will share Sunday’s coverage.

The schedule of the rally also means TNT will be on and off during the weekend, as it depends on when each stage starts. Rally.tv will follow a similar format but, unlike TNT, it will also broadcast the ceremonial start with coverage beginning at 4pm on Thursday.

Date 
Leg 
Channel 
Coverage from 
Thursday 27 June 
Shakedown 
TNT Sports Extra 1 
9am BST 
Thursday 27 June 
Stage 1 
TNT Sports 2 
5:30pm BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 2 
TNT Sports 3 
7:30am BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 3 - Stage 4 
TNT Sports 3 
9:15am BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 5 
TNT Sports 3 
12:45pm BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 6 - Stage 7 
TNT Sports 3 
2:30pm BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 8 
TNT Sports 3 
5:45pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 9 
TNT Sports 4 
7:15am BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 10 - Stage 11 
TNT Sports 4 
8:45am BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 12 
TNT Sports 4 
12:15pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 13 
TNT Sports 4 
2:45pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 14 - Stage 15 
TNT Sports 4 
4:15pm BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 16 
TNT Sports 1 
7:45am BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 17 
TNT Sports 3 
9am BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 18 
TNT Sports 3 
11:15pm BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 19 (Power Stage) 
TNT Sports 3 
1pm BST 
Date 
Leg 
Channel 
Coverage from 
Thursday 27 June 
Shakedown 
Rally.tv 
9am BST 
Thursday 27 June 
Ceremonial start 
Rally.tv 
4pm BST 
Thursday 27 June 
Stage 1 
Rally.tv 
6pm BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 2 
Rally.tv 
7:30am BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 3 - Stage 4 
Rally.tv 
9:15am BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 5 
Rally.tv 
12:45pm BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 6 - Stage 7 
Rally.tv 
2:30pm BST 
Friday 28 June 
Stage 8 
Rally.tv 
5:45pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 9 
Rally.tv 
7:15am BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 10 - Stage 11 
Rally.tv 
8:45am BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 12 
Rally.tv 
12:15pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 13 
Rally.tv 
2:45pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Stage 14 - Stage 15 
Rally.tv 
4:15pm BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 16 - Stage 17 
Rally.tv 
7:45am BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 18 
Rally.tv 
11:15am BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Stage 19 (Power Stage) 
Rally.tv 
1pm BST 

When can I watch the Rally Poland highlights?

Adrien Fourmaux, Alexandre Coria, M-Sport Ford World Rally Team Ford Puma Rally1

Adrien Fourmaux, Alexandre Coria, M-Sport Ford World Rally Team Ford Puma Rally1

Photo by: M-Sport

TNT Sports will broadcast several 30-minute highlight programmes on Friday (9pm), Saturday (2:45am, 4am, 11:30pm) and Sunday (4am, 7:15am, 7:30pm, 11:30pm) to show what happened that day at Rally Poland.

Red Bull TV is another destination for Rally Poland highlights, as it will broadcast a package at 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Elsewhere, ITV4 will run a one-hour highlights programme on Tuesday 2 July at 8pm. Autosport also offers daily highlights, as does the WRC YouTube channel which will upload clips throughout the weekend.

Date 
Channel 
Time 
Friday 28 June 
Red Bull TV 
9pm BST 
Friday 28 June 
TNT Sports 4 
9pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
TNT Sports 2 
2:45am BST 
Saturday 29 June 
TNT Sports 3 
4am BST 
Saturday 29 June 
Red Bull TV 
9pm BST 
Saturday 29 June 
TNT Sports 1 
11:30pm BST 
Sunday 30 June 
TNT Sports 3 
4am BST 
Sunday 30 June 
TNT Sports 1 
7:15am BST 
Sunday 30 June 
TNT Sports 1 
7:30pm BST 
Sunday 30 June 
Red Bull TV 
9pm BST 
Sunday 30 June 
TNT Sports 1 
11:30pm BST 
Tuesday 2 July 
ITV4 
8pm BST 

What is the route for Rally Poland?

Rally Poland will consist of 19 special stages which cover a total competitive distance of 189 miles. It will commence on Thursday evening, where drivers will tackle the shortest stage of the rally with 1.55 miles of Mikołajki Arena which will be run three times throughout the weekend.

An early start begins Friday’s action, with drivers doing 18.27 miles of Stanczyki - the weekend’s biggest stage - which is a rural village that lies just south of Poland’s border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. From there, drivers head south to Wieliczki for the 8.02-mile long stage three, before finishing the morning with 8.2 miles in the town of Olecko.

That route will be completed again in the afternoon, before the rally finishes Friday with its second 1.55-mile dash of Mikołajki Arena. The third run of the arena comes early Saturday afternoon, after drivers have tackled 37.78 miles of Swietajna, Gołdap and Czarne that morning - three stages which will also be repeated later in the day.

Sunday then features four stages of two identical routes, as it begins with 12.92 miles of Gmina Mrągowo before 6.67 miles of Mikołajki. Drivers then return to Gmina Mrągowo, before Mikołajki serves as the weekend-closing Power Stage where bonus points on a sliding scale of 5-4-3-2-1 are available.

Rally1 entry list for Rally Poland

Team 
Driver 
Co-driver 
Hyundai 
Ott Tanak 
Martin Jarveoja 
Andreas Mikkelsen 
Torstein Eriksen 
Thierry Neuville 
Martijn Wydaeghe 
M-Sport 
Gregoire Munster 
Louis Louka 
Adrien Fourmaux 
Alexandre Coria 
Martins Sesks 
Renars Francis 
Toyota 
Sebastien Ogier 
Vincent Landais 
Takamoto Katsuta 
Aaron Johnston 
Elfyn Evans 
Scott Martin 

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