European Rally Championship

Barum Czech Rally Zlin Cancelled

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The organisers of the Barum Czech Rally Zlin have confirmed the event will not go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Czech Republic event, scheduled for the end of September, was set to play host to a round of the FIA European Rally Championship and had been planning to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

As well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several other factors including several sponsors being hit financially and the car industry in the country also struggling has meant that manger of the event Miloslav Regner had no option but to cancel the rally for 2020.

Another contributing factor to the cancellation was a new wave of coronavirus cases in the country in recent days.

The decision on also means more issues for the European Championship calendar, with only six rounds now set to feature in the main championship as well as the Junior European now dropping to four events.

The full statement from the organisers of the rally can be found here.

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