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Barum Czech Rally Zlín belongs to the most important motorsport events in the Czech Republic, in 2018 the rally will go for its 48th edition. The tradition of this event is closely connected to very high popularity of rallysport in this country and it has been year by year proved by the number of spectators. The importance of this rally was also readable from the media interest - in 2017, 302 journalist teams from 15 countries came to Zlín.
The long-term partner of the event is the Barum Continental company. Connecting the biggest and the most successful tyre producer in the Czech Republic with the most important motorsport event in the country makes very solid relationship and helps to provide good name both the company and the rally. Like in the past, this tyre producer will be the main partner of the rally also during the 48th edition of the Barum Czech Rally Zlín.
This rally, which has the base in Moravian city of Zlín, has been developed during the years up to the top of the motorsport scene in the Czech Republic and every year it's been the pioneer with introducing new features and innovations to the rallysport. Since 1983 the rally has been a part of European Rally Championship and by 2007 it was a part of exclusive serial of Intercontinental Rally Challenge promoted by TV station Eurosport. With this step the quality of the rally rose up.
In 2013 was aplied very important step. The IRC and ERC championships were merged into one. Eurosport remained in the game as the main promoter.
The rally HQ as well as the start and finish ramp are as usually located in the centre of Zlín city. The whole rally action will be launched with scrutineering held in Otrokovice Service Area in the afternoon on Thursday, August 23. Next morning, crews can prove their cars on shakedown track close to the service base and in the evening, the rally will start with very popular Super Special Stage in the streets of Zlín. Upcoming Saturday and Sunday will be fulfilled with competition on 215 kilometres of tarmac stages.
The media centre will be again located in the main building of the Thomas Bata University. The host city of Zlín is lying in the East of the Czech Republic and is surrounded with marvellous woody countryside. It's 300 km far from the Czech capital Prague and 220 km from Austrian metropolis Vienna.
It is really worth coming here and enjoying Barum Czech Rally Zlín!
BASIC RALLY PROGRAMME
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Thursday 23 August 2018
SSS Zlín reconnaissance
Friday 24 August 2018
free practise / Qualifying stage
4 p.m.: ceremonial start (Zlín, náměstí Míru square)
8 p.m.: Super Special Stage Zlín
Saturday 25 August 2018
Sunday 26 August 2018
4 p.m.: rally finish & prize-giving (Zlín, náměstí Míru square)