In about 2 days from now, the ninth round of the IRC season 2012, the 42nd Barum Czech Rally kicks off at the city of Zlin. The entry list of total 123 cars is impressive and has about 29 S2000 cars, 33 PWRC/R4, and the rest in being the 2wd cars. As a special, Thierry Neuville will be driving in a Peugeot 207 S2000 car, Czech Rally Legend Emil Triner is returning after 6 year gap, Ekaterina Stratieva also makes a return to the IRC round this time.
Barum is a local tyre maker from Czech who is a longtime partner to the event. Barum Czech Rally Zlín includes about 260 km of special stages covered with various types of tarmac. Zlín is located in the valley, surrounded by wooden hills offering splended scenery and diverse landscape. Moravian regional town Zlín is about 300 km east from the capital Prague and about 200 km north from Austrian capital Vienna.
The documents of the rally for reference,
Action clip from last year..