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BARUM CZECH RALLY ZLÍN 

24-26 August 2018, Zlín, Czech Republic (asphalt)

Ever-present in the ERC since the championship’s streamlining in 2004, Barum Czech Rally Zlín is based in the South Moravian university city, 300 kilometres south of the Czech capital Prague. It is a Tarmac test like no other due to the bumpy and sometimes broken nature of the road surface. To add to the challenge, several stages feature high-speed blasts through forests and intermittent showers are always possible. While the weather might be hard to predict, huge numbers of fans follow the action, especially on the opening night-time Zlín superspecial stage. The rally has a long-term contract with the ERC.

Event eligibility:
FIA European Rally Championship 2018, round 6 of 8
FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship 2018, round 4 of 6
FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship 2018, round 4 of 6

Also counting for... ​

FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations' Cup, ERC Ladies' Trophy​

Previous winners:
2017:
 Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (ŠKODA Fabia R5)
2016: Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (ŠKODA Fabia R5)
2015: Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (ŠKODA Fabia R5)
2014: Václav Pech Jr/Petr Uhel (MINI John Cooper Works S2000)
2013: Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (ŠKODA Fabia S2000)

Starts: 16h00, Friday 24 August, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín
Finishes: from 16h39, Sunday 26 August, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín
Headquarters: Building 21, Zlín
Service park: Continental Barum factory, Otrokovice
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 14
Stages: 15
Stage distance: 212.73 kilometres (119.23 kilometres leg one, 93.50 kilometres leg two)
Liaison: 528.73 kilometres
Total: 741.46 kilometres
Surface: Asphalt
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 08h00-09h30, Friday 24 August (4.71 kilometres, Komárov)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 09h35-10h20, Friday 24 August (4.71 kilometres, Komárov)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 10h25-13h00, Friday 24 August (4.71 kilometres, Komárov)
Start order selection: 15h30, Friday 24 August, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín
Ceremonial start: 16h00, Friday 24 August, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín

MEDIA INFORMATION
Media accreditation:
Location: Ground Floor, Tomáš Baťa University centre, building U13, nám. T.G.M. 5555 (T.G.M.'s square), 760 01 Zlín
Opening hours: Thursday 23 August: 08h00-23h00 Friday 24 August: 07h00-24h00 Saturday 25 August: 08h00-23h00 Sunday 26 August: 08h00-20h00

Media Centre:
Location: First Floor, Tomáš Baťa University centre, building U13, nám. T.G.M. 5555 (T.G.M.'s square), 760 01 Zlín
Opening hours: Thursday 23 August: 08h00-23h00 Friday 24 August: 07h00-24h00 Saturday 25 August: 08h00-23h00 Sunday 26 August: 08h00-20h00

Subsidiary Media Centre: Location: Vestibul Continental Barum building, Otrokovice
Opening hours: Friday 24 August: 06h30-20h00 Saturday 25 August: 07h00-24h00 Sunday 26 August: 08h00-18h00

Television coverage: Daily highlights, rally review and Inside ERC magazine show on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, plus additional coverage on a number of other channels around the world
ERC Radio: Live throughout the event at FIAERC.com or through the ERC app
Results, standings, live timing and text commentary: www.fiaerc.com
Rights-free images: Register at http://media.fiaerc.com
Event media contact: Roman Ordelt, zlinpressmedia@seznam.cz
Event media accreditation: Evžen Gargulák, +420 605217969, zlinpressmedia@seznam.cz

MEDIA EVENTS
THURSDAY 23 AUGUST
Mandatory Media Safety Briefing: 19h00, Media Centre

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST
Pre-event press conference: 
14h30, 16th Floor, Building 21, Zlín
Start order selection: 15h30, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín
FIA Action for Road Safety photo call: 15h45, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín
ERC Junior family photo: 15h50, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín
Ceremonial start: 16h00, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín

SUNDAY 26 AUGUST
Podium ceremony: 16h58, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín
Post-rally press conference: 17h45, Zlaté Jablko, Náměstí Míru square, Zlín