ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlín

ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlín
Date 19 - 20 August 2023
Categories TBC
Entry list TBC
Headquarters Barum, Zlín
ERC appearances  18
Stages TBC
Surface Asphalt
Spectator info TBC
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The rally in 100 words

Part of the ERC schedule 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 long-term ERC rally turned 50 in 2021.


Five facts

  • Zlín’s rise from small town to big city is credited to Tomáš Bat’a, who founded a shoe factory there in 1894. His old office – located in a moving elevator – is preserved in the Regional Authority Building 21, which is home to the Barum Czech Rally Zlín’s headquarters.
  • Now established as a bustling university city, Zlín’s south-eastern Moravia setting is 300 kilometres from the Czech capital Prague and 220 kilometres from the Austrian capital Vienna.
  • Zlín became Gottwaldov from 1949-1990 after the first Czech communist president, Klement Gottwald.
  • Barum Czech Rally Zlín ran for the first time in 1971 and turned 50 in 2021. Jan Halmažna took the inaugural honours in a ŠKODA 1100 MB with Jan Kopecký winning last year.
  • Event sponsor Continental Barum’s giant tyre factory and distribution centre in nearby Otrokovice hosts the rally’s permanent service park.


Best of action

Recent winners

Year Driver / Co-Driver Car
2022 Jan Kopecký / Jan Hloušek  Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2021 Jan Kopecký /Jan Hloušek Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2019 Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler  Škoda Fabia R5 Evo
2018 Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler  Škoda Fabia R5
2017 Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler  Škoda Fabia R5
2016 Jan Kopecký / Pavel Dresler  Škoda Fabia R5