Gumball to sweep through Czech Republic on Thursday evening

Gumball 3000 is due to sweep through the eastern part of the Czech Republic on Thursday evening passing through Ostrava, Olomouc, Brno and Mikulov, on its way to Austria. The first cars crossed the Czech-Polish border at around 5 pm and the last should leave Czech territory at around midnight. Police are out in force for the event saying that they are prepared to use the right to detain participants for up to 48 hours in case of serious violations of the road law.