Rally Bohemia opened with Prolog and Autograph Session
ECO Energy Rally Bohemia and Rally Bohemia Historic opened the competition with the evening Prolog in the form of a parallel acceleration test. In the Shopping Centre Bondy there was a pre-start press conference and an autograph of the top crews of 45th Rally Bohemia – Czech Rally Championship.
The great number of spectators in the Avenue of Ludvík Kalma and Volkhard Köhler in Mladá Boleslav in front of ŠKODA Customer Centre could see interesting direct duels of the racing historic cars of the crews of Czech Historic Sporting Rally Championship compared to modern cars with electric drive of the ECO Energy Rally Bohemia participants. The results of the evening Prolog Museum – acceleration test for 200 metres can be seen at the competition web site in section Results, direct link here: http://www.rallybohemia.cz/2018/cs/Online-vysledky/
The start of Raimund Baumschlager, the fourteen-times Champion of Austria, in modern Škoda Fabia R5 made the duels even more attractive.
The top crews of Czech Rally Championship introduced themselves to the spectators at 7:30 p.m. in the Shopping Centre Bondy during the autograph session and related pre-start interviews. These were preceded by scrutineering and shakedown near the Service Park at Hoškovice airport.
The interviews made at the autograph session in the Bondy Centre in Mladá Boleslav can be listened to at the Internet Radio Rally Bohemia on the competition web site, direct link here: https://radio.rallybohemia.cz/
The following crews can be heard:
St.No. 1 Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel, ŠKODA Motorsport, Škoda Fabia R5
St. No. 2 Pech Václav jun. / Uhel Petr, EuroOil-invelt team, Ford Fiesta R5
St. No. 3. Veiby Ole Christian / Skjaermoen Stig Rune, ŠKODA Motorsport, Škoda Fabia R5
St. No. 4. Nordgren Juuso / Suominen Tapio, ŠKODA Motorsport, Škoda Fabia R5
St. No. 5. Černý Jan / Černohorský Petr, MOGUL Racing Team, Ford Fiesta R5
St. No. 6. Baumschlager Raimund / Winklhofer Pirmin, BRR – Baumschlager Rallye & Racing Team, Škoda Fabia R5
St. No. 7. Mareš Filip / Hloušek Jan, ACA ŠKODA AUTOKLUB TEAM, Škoda Fabia R5
St. No. 8. Štajf Vojtěch / Ehlová Marcela, Racing 21-Klokočka ŠKODA team, Škoda Fabia R5
St. No. 14. Vojtěch Štěpán / Ernst Michal, Štěpán Vojtěch, Škoda Fabia R5
On Saturday during the first leg the crews are going to face the track of total 327 km, while 78 “rough or sharp” km of it will be divided into nine special stages. The Programme of 1st leg will culminate at the racing arena Autodrom Sosnová near Česká Lípa on the pair of parallel SS Global Assistance Gladiator Sosnová I and II.
All necessary information on Rally Bohemia 2018, including individual schedules, can be found at www.rallybohemia.cz in section Documents and Special Stages. The traditional general partner of the competition is the car company ŠKODA AUTO. The event is held under the financial support of Central Bohemia region.
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