Record S2000 entry for Barum

Record S2000 entry for BarumFrom IRC media [ 18/08/2008 ].
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The Barum Rally Zlin, which takes place as round six of the IRC in the Czech Republic next week, has witnessed a record number of 22 Super 2000 cars taking the start. This smashes the previous record for the number of Super 2000 machines to start an IRC event.


As well as the regular Super 2000 runners, additional entries for the all-asphalt event include
reigning IRC champion Enrique Garcia Ojeda, who will return at the wheel of his Peugeot
207 S2000 run by Peugeot Spain. All five IRC manufacturers will be represented, including a
Volkswagen Polo S2000 entry for Bernd Casier.

The Super 2000 formula was introduced two years ago by world motorsport’s governing
body, the FIA, as a way of controlling costs while providing competitive performance. Since
then it has gone from strength to strength, with a number of the world’s leading
manufacturers building machines to Super 2000 specification and many more with plans for
a Super 2000 car in the pipeline.

One of the latest Super 2000 cars is the new Skoda Fabia S2000, which will be seen as
course car on the Barum Rally Zlin, driven by IRC star Jan Kopecky. The rally gets underway
with a ceremonial start and superspecial stage next Friday night, before two full days of allasphalt
rally action on Saturday and Sunday.