OneBet launches WRC 2 betting

OneBet will introduce live betting in the FIA World Rally Championship’s WRC 2 support category at ADAC Rallye Deutschland (17 - 20 August).

The company pioneered live WRC betting at the start of this season. Following a successful beginning, it has expanded to include the popular WRC 2 category from next week’s asphalt encounter in Germany.

WRC 2 is the championship’s major support category and home to the WRC’s stars of tomorrow. It caters for powerful four-wheel drive cars across all 13 rounds and features leading car brands including Skoda, Ford, Hyundai, Citroën and Peugeot.

Almost 50 drivers from 20 countries across the globe are registered for this year’s WRC 2, which is led by Sweden’s Pontus Tidemand. The 2016 series was won by Esapekka Lappi, who scored a memorable maiden WRC victory in Finland last month.

OneBet is an official WRC partner and CEO Morten Østberg said the start of WRC 2 betting marked an exciting new chapter for the sport and the company.

“We’re trying to build another level of excitement into our sport and we believe WRC 2 betting will further expand the fan experience,” he said.

“It’s another reason to follow a category where fans can follow the WRC’s future talents. WRC 2 is enticing and unpredictable and provides the possibility for betters to take home big winnings if they get their selections right.”

Østberg, a former rally driver himself and father of Ford Fiesta driver Mads, said the new initiative was a stepping stone in the company’s future plans.

“We aim to be the world’s biggest and best motorsport betting house and the WRC is playing a key role in this goal.

“Our focus has been on product development and brand building. We’re working overtime to ensure everything is perfect. We’re continuously developing betting to suit motorsport and have more exciting products to be launched in the not too distant future,” he added.

WRC 2 betting is now open at OneBet’s website here.

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