Green Rally is back

26. 7. 2018 - Roman Ordelt

Green Rally after very successful premiere last year continues on 25th and 26th August 2018 in Zlín, this rally is for electric and hybrid vehicles that combine an electric and combustion engine. This rally reflects the current trend in the automobile industry by exploring possibilities of alternative energy propulsion, which might replace combustion engines in the future. Barum Czech Rally Zlín along with Auto club Barum Zlín furthermore stress the importance of this step by adding such type of rally into the programme. There is also well established FIA Alternative Energies Cup in the world and Green Rally resembles it in many ways.

"It isn't a classical rally but a regularity drive with entertaining features. The crews will get a taste of some special stages of Barum rally like SS Březová and Maják. This competition is similar to last year's and spiced up by special tasks like a test of drivers' skills on the airport Bílá Hlína, then a social and cultural event in Luhačovice Spa with wellness and a dinner," Ing. Jan Regner said, the director of Green Rally.

Green Rally begins on Saturday 25th August 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the City Square in front of the Town Hall. The competitors are expected to finish their race on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., right before the crews of Barum Czech Rally Zlín. On Sunday Green Rally goes to Slušovice resp. SS Březová, then to airport Bílá Hlína, where there will be prepared a special track which tests drivers' skills. After regrouping, the crews can watch Barum rally's special stage in VIP boxes and visit an exhibition of cars. On Sunday first thing in the morning is a legendary stage Maják in Zlín-Malenovice and then in Březůvky a test of acceleration skill and lastly slalom in Biskupice. All the crews will then travel do Luhačovice Spa for social and cultural event with a dinner in hotel Alexandria.

All the documents for Green Rally can be found on a website including Supplementary regulations, Itinerary and the Entry form. The deadline for entries is on Friday 10th August at 6 p.m., fees are set at 7 500 CZK and maximum number of competing drivers is thirty. "Already at this point we're noticing far more attention than last year. We recommend to apply as soon as possible if you're interested," Jan Regner said.

Last year's winners were Lukáš Hatas and Tereza Němcová with car Tesla X. The first edition of this exceptional kind of rally counted 21 crews though 22 entries were sent. The main partners of Green Rally are Blue World Foundation, Valeo, Synot Auto Zlín, Blue Lion and Luhačovice Spa.

Important dates of II. Green Rally 2018:
Administrative scrutineering: Saturday 25th August at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Zlín, City square - Town Hall, room no. 131)
Ceremonial Start: Saturday 25th August at 1:30 p.m. (Zlín, City square - in front of the Town Hall)
Finish on the 1st day: Saturday 25th at 6 p.m. (Slušovice)
Start of the 2nd day: Sunday 26th August at 7:30 a.m. (Zlín, City square - in front of the Town Hall)
Finish of Green Rally: Sunday 26th August 2018 at 3:30 p.m. (Zlín, City square - in front of the Town Hall)
Prize Giving: Sunday 26th August at 3:55 p.m. (Zlín, City square - in front of the Town Hall)