ERC - Stratieva: Bring on the ERC night fever

FIA European Rally Championship regular Ekaterina Stratieva says one of the best things about competing on Barum Czech Rally Zlín is the opportunity to drive through the opening special stage on the streets of the host city.

ERC - Stratieva: Bring on the ERC night fever

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Ekaterina Stratieva 2013

The 9.36-kilometre test is effectively three laps of a temporary course in Zlín’s central area.

Drivers tackle the stage in reverse order with the leading crews the last to tackle the night run.

Bulgarian driver Stratieva, one of the favourites for success in the FIA ERC Ladies’ Trophy, said: “People are crazy for rally in Czech Republic. And on the first stage, SSS Zlín, the atmosphere is amazing.

"I’ve not seen another place like this with all the flags, lights and trumpets. People prepare all day for what takes place and for me it’s something I remember all my life.”

The Zlín superspecial gets underway at 21:15hrs on Friday 30 August. It’s the first of 15 stages on the popular ERC counter.

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