Barum Rally Zlín
Round 8, Czech republic
European Rally Championship
Barum rally Zlín is a long-term tradition rally that will be organized for its 38th year.The rally sport is an extremely popular sporting line in the Czech Republic that is expressed by crowds of enthusiastic fans, approximately about 200 000 people, standing along the route of special stages.This automobile rally is situated in Moravian town Zlín and since 1983 has became a part of European Rally Championship and since 2007 also a part of Intercontinental Rally Chalenge with the considerable medial support of Eurosport.
Concerning last year there were 104 competitors from 12 European countries from which 13 drivers with priority of FIA B occurred on the start. The overall win was reached by the French drivers Vouilloz Nicolas and Klinger Nicolas with Peugeot 207 S 2000.
The trademark Barum is a long-standing partner of Barum Rally event. This advantageous connection between the most prosperous domestic names of tyres and the most successful Czech automobile competition supports the positive response not only for the trademark of tyres but for the rally as well. Thus, the same as previously the trademark Barum will be also the main partner of this 38th year of rally.
Year by year Barum Rally Zlín had moved forward to the top of automobile events in the Czech Republic and until now it represents the majority of innovation in the Czech rally sport. Based on each year good FIA Observer´s report, the FIA World Rally Commission has again ranged Barum Rally Zlin among the top European Championship rallies.A significant attention to the rally is also evident from the part of journalists. Thus, 219 publicists from 12 European countries were accredited last year. (83 TV and radio studios, 55 journalists, 81 photographers).
The Rally Headquarters as well as the start and the finish are situated in regional town Zlín. Barum Rally will be preceded by scrutineering with presence of public on 21 August in the evening. The shakedown will take place on 22 August in the morning. Further, the same day in the evening the presentation of the drivers and coodrivers will be organized. The rally will be run with 2 Days (22 - 24 August) including about 275 kms of SS with asphalt surface of various qualities. The farthest place from the rally center is only 50 kms. Zlín is located in the valley, surrounded by wooded small hills offering splended scenery and diverse landscape. Moravian regional town Zlín is about 300 kms east from the capital Prague and about 200 kms north from austrian capital Vienna.It is really worth coming here and enjoying Barum Rally Zlín!