Supplementary Regulations to the anniversary Barum rally now released
7. 7. 2021 - Roman Ordelt
Less than two months remain until the start of the jubilee 50th year of the international car competition Barum Czech Rally Zlín, which will take place around Zlín, Czech Republic from 27 to 29 August 2021. The International Automobile Federation FIA in Paris has recently approved the basic document of the rally with special regulations, including an itinerary. All necessary documents are available on the official website of the rally www.czechrally.com.
The Zlín rally is traditionally eligible to the FIA European Rally Championship for drivers and co-drivers (FIA ERC) and the Czech Rally Championship (MCR). In the current ERC season, the Barum rally is the fourth competition in the eight-round series. The competition is also included in the FIA European Junior Championships (FIA ERC Junior), FIA European Junior Championships under 27 (FIA ERC3 Junior) and one-make cups Abarth Rally Cup, Clio Trophy by Toksport and Peugeot Rally Cup Czech Republic. The route of the 50th Barum Czech Rally Zlín measures a total of 786 km and contains 15 special stages on eight sections with a total length of 211 km. According to the FIA regulations the entire competition will run from the start of reconnaissance to the finish line in a four-day format, which will put a lot of time demands on the competition teams and crews.
The service car park will be again located in the premises of the main partner of the rally, the company Continental Barum in Otrokovice, where a scrutineering will take place on Thursday 26 August in the afternoon. The high-speed action will kick off with a Qualifying stage and shakedown in Malenovice on Friday 27 August in the morning, it will use a part of the classic Maják stage. The ceremonial start will take place at 5 pm in front of the Zlín town hall followed by attractive Super SS competition in the night streets of Zlín. On Saturday, August 28, the program includes special stages Březová, Hošťálková, Komárov and the legendary Pindula. The first leg, including Friday's Super SS, measures 444 km and contains 127 competition kilometres. The anniversary rally will culminate on Sunday, August 29 with stages Halenkovice, Biskupice and Májová. The ultimate stage will be the longest and the most demanding one in the itinerary of the jubilee Barum rally with a length of more than 25 km. Sunday's leg is 342 km long, special stages measure 84 km in total. The fastest crews will appear in Zlín shortly after 5 pm, a prize-giving ceremony will take place on Náměstí Míru square in front of the town hall.
The deadline for competitors' entries is set to Sunday, August 8. FIA European Championship competitors (both registered and also unregistered) must fill in the online version of the rally application on the website https://registrations.fia.com/erccze. All competitors (FIA ERC and MCR) fill in the application form on the website https://www.czechrally.com, at the same time they must fill in the service form regarding additional space and other individual requirements. The e-mail for communication regarding applications and service requests is firstname.lastname@example.org.