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06/06/2015
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11/08/2017
Lucio di Mori, one more asset for 'trajectoie'
Lucio di Mori, well known race Director on « Mille Miglia » and « Targa Florio » and high level consultant of ACSI (Italian Automotive federation) was beside... lire plus...
20/07/2017
Next edition will take place from 9 to 16 June 2018
First organization committee and first decision to be announced !Building on the successful edition 2017 of the Liège-Rome-Liège Trajectoire is already working on the next... lire plus...
10/07/2017
A map proving the international interest for ''...
For a very long time, 'trajectoire' works with 'JB Time Concept' for his time keeping.For this edition, we decided to broadcast live results and this map shows us that the rally... lire plus...
25/06/2017
Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia)...
They are back! A week after the start from the Parc de Sept Heures in Spa, the survivors of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 are back in Belgium, arriving in Liège at the Place Saint-... lire plus...
23/06/2017
Tous sur la Place Saint-Lambert samedi dès 18h30 pour l’...
En quittant l’Italie pour la France, le Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 a entamé la seconde partie de son périple ce jeudi. Et si la lutte pour la victoire reste incroyablement serrée entre... lire plus...
20/06/2017
Départ du légendaire Liège-Rome-Liège à Spa
C’est un monument de l’histoire du sport automobile qui a pris son envol depuis Spa samedi soir. Surnommé naguère le Marathon de la Route, le Liège-Rome-Liège existe désormais... lire plus...
20/06/2017
The Liège-Rome-Liège is testing a new telecom network!
Amongst the major novelties of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017, when it comes to a telecommunication network Trajectoire has decided to step away from standard habits and move forward.... lire plus...
18/06/2017
The official Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 watches!
For a prestigious event, the appropriate chronograph! It is not without a certain pride that Trajectoire concluded an agreement with the French mechanical watch manufacturer BRM,... lire plus...
04/06/2017
Liège-Rome-Liège : qui veut devenir copilote dans la...
Avec un envol depuis le Parc de 7 Heures à Spa le samedi 17 juin prochain (on en reparlera...), l'édition 2017 du Liège-Rome-Liège (du 17 au 24 juin) promet d'être plus qu'... lire plus...
The Story

TRAJECTOIRE

Trajectoire organizes major events in the automotive sector and is mainly active in the field of unique, classic or vintage cars.

Trajectoire operates according to two concepts :

  • Promoting his own events : developing the concept, the marketing, finding the interested partners and communicating.
    These events focus on international clients consisting businessmen, lawyers and executives.
    Since 2002 ING Private Banking is our partner of our main event in Belgium (ING Ardenne Roads) together with leading brands such as Jaguar, Longines and Hiscox. Trajectoire organized the rally of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe in partnership with Bentley Motors, Breitling, Laurent-Perrier and Engel & Völkers (real estate).
  • Organizer of customized private automotive events for large companies customer.
B.R.M.
11/08/2017
Lucio di Mori, one more asset for 'trajectoie'

Lucio di Mori, well known race Director on « Mille Miglia » and « Targa Florio » and high level consultant of ACSI (Italian Automotive federation) was beside Trajectoire’s management team for the first Liège-Rome-Liège preparation meeting.

For sure a top level consultant for the development of the top level european regularity race event since 2017. 

 

20/07/2017
Next edition will take place from 9 to 16 June 2018

First organization committee and first decision to be announced !

Building on the successful edition 2017 of the Liège-Rome-Liège Trajectoire is already working on the next Marathon de la Route.

We are glad to announce that we will maintain the concept of a very sportive regularity rally conceived by Joseph Lambert.

Please note that the date changes ! Our 2018 edition will take place from 9th until 16th of June 2018!

 

A date to remember !

10/07/2017
A map proving the international interest for ''the Liege''

For a very long time, 'trajectoire' works with 'JB Time Concept' for his time keeping.

For this edition, we decided to broadcast live results and this map shows us that the rally was mainly followed across all Europe as well as in North América ! But also in Moscow, China, Argentina,Sidney,... Amazing !

25/06/2017
Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia) winners of a Liège-Rome-Liège with even better days to come!

They are back! A week after the start from the Parc de Sept Heures in Spa, the survivors of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 are back in Belgium, arriving in Liège at the Place Saint-Lambert on the dot of 18.30hrs this Saturday. In front of a large crowd of enthusiasts, each team that had covered the 4,200 kilometres race though Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Italy received a salvo of applause. Because in all honesty, taking into account the course devised by Joseph Lambert, reaching the finish is a victory in its own right …

For the organisation as a whole, with twenty five persons on the course and some ten others in Belgium who took charge of the start and the finish, to hear the enthusiastic comments from the teams that made it back represents and enormous satisfaction, Jean-François Devillers explained, at the foot of the Palais des Princes-Evêques. Aiming at a far more sporting Liège-Rome-Liège, more in line with the Marathon de la Route of old, we made a gamble. The team that took charge of this event, with Joseph Lambert and Eric Chapa as the driving force, quite simply won unanimous support. During an entire week we were able to prove that this new version of the Liège-Rome-Liège is a true endurance event and taking a look at the drivers and co-drivers who did not compete this year, but who were present this Saturday in Liège, we can bet on the fact that there are better days to come. Mission accomplished!

After having hesitated between the Porsche 911 and the Ford Anglia, Christian Crucifix, perfectly seconded by Yves Noelanders, had opted for the gorgeous 1960 machine boasting the blue oval. He made the right decision, seeing the duo quite simply never left the top rung of the rankings, to win the event. “Pointless in stating that the Liège-Rome-Liège was far from being a formality, Christian and Yves commented in unison. We knew that we would have trouble in the mountain passes, but with a course concocted by Joseph Lambert, it turned out to be an event where we needed to work hard from beginning to end. We’re completely worn out, but we have won! And what a magnificent event …”

With a total of 928,1 points, Crucifix and Noelanders finished in front of the Porsche 911 of Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (1081,0 points), who had retaken the position from the Porsche 914/6 of Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (1086,9 points) in a fierce battle for the 2nd place that kept all the followers on tenterhooks through until … Liège! A difference of less than 6 points after 55 regularity tests and 4,200 kilometres, who can top that?

In the wake of the leading trio, the British duo Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B, 1299,8 points) were delighted with their 4th place surrounded by the Belgian Regularity specialists while the youngsters Florent Hontoir and Alexandre Peeters (Opel Ascona B, 1613,6 pts) more than completed their mission, integrating the top 5 that was their dream before the start. As for Yves Deflandre and his son Benoît (Porsche 911, 1769,6 points), they never stopped improving, accumulating partial victories but undergoing two mechanical issues at crucial moments. They finished the event in 6th place, they also proving that this Liège-Rome-Liège can also be a family affair.

The top 10 of this 2017 vintage was completed by Kurt Declerck and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 Targa, 7th, 1908,4 points), who admitted that this had most probably been the best regularity event they had competed in, Denis Robert and Jean-François Delincé (Ford Escort MK1, 8th, 2989,4 points), Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux (Porsche 911, 9th, 3206,4 points), not forgetting Victor Guilmain and Paul-Henry Jans (Porsche 924 S, 3842,6 points), all delighted with the experience.

At the end of this Marathon de la Route greeted with an enormous amount of interest shown from beginning to end throughout the week, the Trajectoire team is going to take a breather … prior to already starting to tackle the 2018 edition. Particularly as Joseph Lambert already has two or three rather brilliant ideas up his sleeve! The rendezvous has already been set …

 

Final classification

 

  1. Crucifix-Noelanders (Ford Anglia), 928,1 pts
  2. Evrard-Bernard (Porsche 911), 1081,0 pts
  3. Adriaens-Moors (Porsche 914/6), 1086,9 pts
  4. Godfrey-Godfrey (MG B), 1299,8 pts
  5. Hontoir-Peeters (Opel Ascona B), 1613,6 pts
  6. Deflandre-Deflandre (Porsche 911), 1769,6 pts
  7. Declerck-Vyncke (Porsche 911 Targa), 1908,4 pts
  8. Robert-Delincé (Ford Escort MK1), 2989,4 pts
  9. Kevers-Halleux (Porsche 911), 3206,4 pts
  10. Guilmain-Yans (Porsche 924 S), 3842,6 pts
  11. De Vos-Remion (Porsche 911), 4877,5 pts)
  12. Decremer-Van Bourgonie (Opel Ascona 400), 5318,8 pts
  13. Trzebiatowski-Trzebiatowski (Lancia Fulvia HF), 6340,2 pts
  14. De Paep-Eyckerman (Jaguar XK 140), 9106,5 pts
  15. De Nil-Vaeremans (Porsche 911), 12788,8 pts
  16. Hermand-Parsi (Austin Healey 3000), 18793,1 pts
  17. Ginies-Ginies (Austin Healey 100/6), 19194,8 pts
  18. Denis-Remacle (Lancia Fulvia), 23702,4 pts
  19. Duquenne-Kauffman (Austin Healey 100/6), 25232,3 pts
  20. Meert-Peigneur (Jaguar E-Type), 82900,5 pts
23/06/2017
Tous sur la Place Saint-Lambert samedi dès 18h30 pour l’arrivée!

En quittant l’Italie pour la France, le Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 a entamé la seconde partie de son périple ce jeudi. Et si la lutte pour la victoire reste incroyablement serrée entre les équipages de pointe, dans les coulisses, on s’active pour le feu d’artifice final ! C’est en effet ce prochain samedi 24 juin que les rescapés d’un Marathon de la Route digne de la légende seront de retour en province de Liège. Et si Spa a servi de cadre aussi idéal que festif pour le grand départ samedi dernier, c’est la Cité ardente qui sera logiquement mise à l’honneur pour l’arrivée. Plus précisément l’Espace Tivoli, qui fait la jonction entre la Place Saint-Lambert et la Place du Marché.

Avant de débouler en bord de Meuse pour le passage final sous l’arche, les voitures effectueront une halte du côté de La Roche-en-Ardenne, sur la Place du Bronze, où une dégustation de produits locaux est prévue dès 16h00. Sur le coup de 17h30, les équipages repartiront une dernière fois, pour en terminer au pied du Palais des Princes-Evêques aux alentours de 18h30.

Le public, déjà présent en nombre pour le départ à Spa, est invité à venir saluer tous ceux qui seront venus à bout de ce très sportif Liège-Rome-Liège by Trajectoire. On compte sur vous pour vivre une soirée dans la plus pure tradition liégeoise, d’autant que les terrasses de la Place du Marché se situent à quelques mètres seulement. See you in Liège!

20/06/2017
Départ du légendaire Liège-Rome-Liège à Spa

C’est un monument de l’histoire du sport automobile qui a pris son envol depuis Spa samedi soir. Surnommé naguère le Marathon de la Route, le Liège-Rome-Liège existe désormais sous forme d’une épreuve de régularité pour voitures anciennes. Comme le veut la tradition, c’est depuis le coeur de Spa que les concurrents ont mis le cap sur l’Italie.

Source: https://www.televesdre.eu/www/video/info/moteur/depart-du-legendaire-liege-rome-liege-a-spa_92189_89.html

20/06/2017
The Liège-Rome-Liège is testing a new telecom network!

Amongst the major novelties of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017, when it comes to a telecommunication network Trajectoire has decided to step away from standard habits and move forward. Thanks to a partnership with www.locationtalkie.be, the organisation will have a radio network operational throughout the entire course.

The terminals used by the Race Director and team will allow them to remain in contact with the assistance team, the backup car or the data calculation office, in order that all crucial information is correctly communicated in real time. The organisation’s portable radios will use the GSM data network and allow the group of users to converse throughout the entire European Union, without the slightest risk in loss of signal. On top of that each radio is geolocated via GPS and its position re-transcribed on computer. Or how to combine old mechanics with new technologies, for the greater safety of one and all.

Information: http://locationtalkie.be/location/radio-ip/ or Facebook @locationtalkie.be

18/06/2017
The official Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 watches!

For a prestigious event, the appropriate chronograph! It is not without a certain pride that Trajectoire concluded an agreement with the French mechanical watch manufacturer BRM, with a view to presenting the official Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 watches! It is not the first time that BRM has been involved in the historic motorsport world, as shown with the partnerships with the Morocco Historic Rally, the Historic Tour of Corsica, etc. Within the framework of the Liège-Rome-Liège, BRM presents two personalised watches in aluminium, the V6, at a price of 3,720 euros, and the chronograph V12, at a cost of 6,340 euros. It goes without saying that these are exclusive watches, limited to a production of 5 models each! Both models are on sale with the organisers and manufacturer.  

Information: www.brm-manufacture.com

04/06/2017
Liège-Rome-Liège : qui veut devenir copilote dans la Traction ?

Avec un envol depuis le Parc de 7 Heures à Spa le samedi 17 juin prochain (on en reparlera...), l'édition 2017 du Liège-Rome-Liège (du 17 au 24 juin) promet d'être plus qu'intéressante.

Si le plateau sera varié, les opportunités de se retrouver au départ existent toujours. C'est ainsi que la doyenne du plateau (1951...), la bien connue Citroën Traction de Philippe Denis, se retrouve sans copilote à moins de deux semaines du grand envol. Et franchement, le Liège-Rome-Liège à travers les Alpes en Traction, cela doit valoir la peine...

Tout personne intéressée par cette aventure à bord de la légendaire Citroën peut se manifester auprès de Philippe Denis en envoyant un mail à l'adresse denisphilippe@skynet.be ou en téléphonant au 0475 616 633. Avis aux amateurs en possession d'un petit budget...

28/02/2017
Winners of the Monte-Carlo Hist. and Neige & Glaces at the start !

News is as regular as good on the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 front, scheduled to be held from the 17th through to the 24th June. Following on from Yves Deflandre, recent winner of the Rallye Neige et Glace with his renowned orange Porsche 911, it is none other than the victor of the Monte-Carlo Rally Historic 2017, Michel Decremer, who has appeared on the list of entrants. At this present time it is not revealed as to which car he will be competing in on the Marathon de la Route, however the probability of seeing him in action at the wheel of the Opel Ascona B 2000 that made headline news in the Monte-Carlo is real.

"We have now arrived at just over 25 entrants, and various competitors, some prestigious ones, have already told us that the event well and truly features in their diary, Jean-François Devillers, organiser of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017, commented. We wished to focus on a far more sporting event, and welcoming the winners of the recent Monte-Carlo Historic and Neige & Glace, is already for sure mission accomplished! It looks promising..."

 

-    Definitely to be continued...

DAY 7: Besançon - Liège

DAY 7: Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia) winners of a Liège-Rome-Liège with even better days to come!

They are back! A week after the start from the Parc de Sept Heures in Spa, the survivors of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 are back in Belgium, arriving in Liège at the Place Saint-Lambert on the dot of 18.30hrs this Saturday. In front of a large crowd of enthusiasts, each team that had covered the 4,200 kilometres race though Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Italy received a salvo of applause. Because in all honesty, taking into account the course devised by Joseph Lambert, reaching the finish is a victory in its own right … 

For the organisation as a whole, with twenty five persons on the course and some ten others in Belgium who took charge of the start and the finish, to hear the enthusiastic comments from the teams that made it back represents and enormous satisfaction, Jean-François Devillers explained, at the foot of the Palais des Princes-Evêques. Aiming at a far more sporting Liège-Rome-Liège, more in line with the Marathon de la Route of old, we made a gamble. The team that took charge of this event, with Joseph Lambert and Eric Chapa as the driving force, quite simply won unanimous support. During an entire week we were able to prove that this new version of the Liège-Rome-Liège is a true endurance event and taking a look at the drivers and co-drivers who did not compete this year, but who were present this Saturday in Liège, we can bet on the fact that there are better days to come. Mission accomplished!”

After having hesitated between the Porsche 911 and the Ford Anglia, Christian Crucifix, perfectly seconded by Yves Noelanders, had opted for the gorgeous 1960 machine boasting the blue oval. He made the right decision, seeing the duo quite simply never left the top rung of the rankings, to win the event. “Pointless in stating that the Liège-Rome-Liège was far from being a formality, Christian and Yves commented in unison. We knew that we would have trouble in the mountain passes, but with a course concocted by Joseph Lambert, it turned out to be an event where we needed to work hard from beginning to end. We’re completely worn out, but we have won! And what a magnificent event …”

With a total of 928,1 points, Crucifix and Noelanders finished in front of the Porsche 911 of Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (1081,0 points), who had retaken the position from the Porsche 914/6 of Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (1086,9 points) in a fierce battle for the 2nd place that kept all the followers on tenterhooks through until … Liège! A difference of less than 6 points after 55 regularity tests and 4,200 kilometres, who can top that? 

In the wake of the leading trio, the British duo Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B, 1299,8 points) were delighted with their 4th place surrounded by the Belgian Regularity specialists while the youngsters Florent Hontoir and Alexandre Peeters (Opel Ascona B, 1613,6 pts) more than completed their mission, integrating the top 5 that was their dream before the start. As for Yves Deflandre and his son Benoît (Porsche 911, 1769,6 points), they never stopped improving, accumulating partial victories but undergoing two mechanical issues at crucial moments. They finished the event in 6th place, they also proving that this Liège-Rome-Liège can also be a family affair. 

The top 10 of this 2017 vintage was completed by Kurt Declerck and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 Targa, 7th, 1908,4 points), who admitted that this had most probably been the best regularity event they had competed in, Denis Robert and Jean-François Delincé (Ford Escort MK1, 8th, 2989,4 points), Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux (Porsche 911, 9th, 3206,4 points), not forgetting Victor Guilmain and Paul-Henry Jans (Porsche 924 S, 3842,6 points), all delighted with the experience. 

At the end of this Marathon de la Route greeted with an enormous amount of interest shown from beginning to end throughout the week, the Trajectoire team is going to take a breather … prior to already starting to tackle the 2018 edition. Particularly as Joseph Lambert already has two or three rather brilliant ideas up his sleeve! The rendezvous has already been set … 

 

Final classification 

1. Crucifix-Noelanders (Ford Anglia), 928,1 pts

2. Evrard-Bernard (Porsche 911), 1081,0 pts

3. Adriaens-Moors (Porsche 914/6), 1086,9 pts

4. Godfrey-Godfrey (MG B), 1299,8 pts

5. Hontoir-Peeters (Opel Ascona B), 1613,6 pts

6. Deflandre-Deflandre (Porsche 911), 1769,6 pts

7. Declerck-Vyncke (Porsche 911 Targa), 1908,4 pts

8. Robert-Delincé (Ford Escort MK1), 2989,4 pts

9. Kevers-Halleux (Porsche 911), 3206,4 pts

10. Guilmain-Yans (Porsche 924 S), 3842,6 pts

11. De Vos-Remion (Porsche 911), 4877,5 pts)

12. Decremer-Van Bourgonie (Opel Ascona 400), 5318,8 pts

13. Trzebiatowski-Trzebiatowski (Lancia Fulvia HF), 6340,2 pts

14. De Paep-Eyckerman (Jaguar XK 140), 9106,5 pts

15. De Nil-Vaeremans (Porsche 911), 12788,8 pts

16. Hermand-Parsi (Austin Healey 3000), 18793,1 pts

17. Ginies-Ginies (Austin Healey 100/6), 19194,8 pts

18. Denis-Remacle (Lancia Fulvia), 23702,4 pts

19. Duquenne-Kauffman (Austin Healey 100/6), 25232,3 pts

20. Meert-Peigneur (Jaguar E-Type), 82900,5 pts

DAY 6: No respite for the leaders in the Jura and the Doubs

Those that thought when coming down from the mountainous region that the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 had left the major difficulties behind them did not have it easy this Friday, on the penultimate stage of the Marathon de la Route by Trajectoire. Following a rolling countryside in the first section, the route between Chambéry and Besançon progressively became a woodland, and all the teams could do was hang on. Because In the Jura and the Doub region, an area frequented by a renowned winter rally Joseph Lambert had increased the traps, resulting in substantial penalty points for most of the competitors.  In fact, today, everyone had a fair ‘taste’ of it, which proves to say that a Liège-Rome-Liège, is never over … 

Leaders since the rally’s first night, Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders retain the lead prior to the final stage between Besançon and Liège. The Ford Anglia 1960 continues to prove its worth, notwithstanding that the driver and co-driver will remain cautious regarding the surprises concocted by the course progenitor. Rumours abound that in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, in the region of Martelange, a few surprises might still be in store … 

Following in the wake of Crucifix and Noelanders (857,7 pts), a strong battle continues for second place overall. And on this Friday evening, Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911, 1024,3 pts) have managed to get the better of Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (Porsche 914/6, 1037,1 pts), who somewhat struggled during this penultimate day.  “It’s true to say that we didn’t have it easy today, Adriaens humbly admitted at the end of the stage. Now and again Freddy shouts in the car, but let us just see how things turn out tomorrow. Who knows, we might well recover that 2nd place?” In other words, up front it getting hot!

No changes further down, with Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B, 1227,3 pts) still in 4th in front of the young lions Florent Hontoir and Alexander Peeters (Opel Ascona B, 1547,7 pts)…. even though Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911, 1727,3 pts), the day’s best performers, presently in 6th position, have every intention on putting full pressure through to the end! The provisional top 10 is completed by Kurt Declerck and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 Targa, 1847,8 pts), Denis Robert and Jean-François Delincé (Ford Escort MK1, 2872,7 pts), Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux (Porsche 911, 3088,5 pts), but also Victor Guilmain and Paul-Henri Jans (Porsche 924 S, 3396,5 pts). Out of the thirty odd cars at the start in Spa, twenty cars are still in the running.  

As a reminder, the final stage of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 will pass via La Roche-en-Ardenne this coming Saturday on the dot of 16.00hrs, prior to finishing in Liège on the Place Saint-Lambert (Espace Tivoli) around 18.00hrs. We look forward to welcoming hordes of enthusiasts at both locations, because the survivors of this superb Marathon de la Route 2017 definitely deserve all your applause … and a round of drinks in this Ardent City! 

Also available on Trajectoire’s Facebook page where one can follow the details of this edition.

Rankings: http://jbtimeconcept.be/live/lrl2017/

DAY 6: Chambéry - Besançon

DAY 6: Chambéry - Besançon

DAY 5: Coni - Chambéry

DAY 5: A day to take your breath away!

But a few hours sleep after the arrival of yesterday’s marathon stage, and the competitors in the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 were off again, this time in the direction of Chambéry. This Thursday the cars were back in the mountainous area, with various runs up to more than 2700 metres, with scenery to take one’s breath away in such mythical places as the Col dei Morti in Italy – where the headstone in homage of the cycling champion Marco Pantani is to be found -, but also the Galibier Pass, the Izoard Pass and the Grand Cucheron Pass, in France. In a nutshell, quite simply exceptional views, adding to the event’s postcard. 

“If one excludes meeting up with a bunch of cyclists and the hazards of the transhumance presently in full swing, everything went smoothly, Jean-François Devillers, the man in charge of the Trajectoire company, which is at the base of this Liège-Rome-Liège 2017, commented. For this 2017 edition, our intention was to make a 180° degree turn to make it a more sporting event, and it is worth noting that it has gone down well! We are where we wanted to go with the Marathon de la Route, first and foremost because the team that looks after it excels in this sort of exercise. Joseph Lambert’s course has won unanimous support, and Eric Chapa is far more than an understudy. His high tech radio system allows one to manage everything within a radius of 200 kilometres, which clearly makes everything easier at all levels, starting with the safety factor …”

From this Thursday’s stage we noted that Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia) took advantage of this succession of passes to reinforce their lead, with a total of 685,2 points. Change behind them, seeing the excellent day Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (Porsche 914/6, 838,7 pts) enjoyed allows them to grab a provisional 2nd place from Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911, 856,6 pts), but nothing is fixed with some 48 hours from the finish. Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B) remain in 4th place overall (1002,2 pts), still keeping the young lions Florent Hontoir and Alexandre Peeters (Opel Ascona B, 1192,2 pts) at bay. Kurt Declerck and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 Targa, 1564,8 pts) climbed up into 6th position, as Michel Decremer and Eric Van Bourgonie (Opel Ascona 400) received 3000 penalty points having taken the wrong direction, dropping them out of the top 10. Behind Declerck-Vyncke, we now find Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911, 1566,2 pts), having put in a good day’s performance, Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux (Porsche 911, 2090,7 pts), Jan de Vos and Benoît Remion (Porsche 911, 2107,6 pts) and Denis Robert and Jean-François Delincé (Ford Escort MK1, 2555,2 pts), who complete the top 10. 

The Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 is also a state of mind and a sincere camaraderie between the competitors. Today it was Michel Decremer, winner of the Monte-Carlo Historic at the beginning of the year, who offered the champagne having just been informed that he was … a grandfather! As such the future is assured! 

This Friday the penultimate stage of the event, with at first a rolling countryside, then followed by woodland to reach Besançon, in the department of the Doubs, some sixty kilometres from Switzerland. 

Also available on Trajectoire’s Facebook page where one can follow the details of this highly promising edition.

Rankings : http://jbtimeconcept.be/live/lrl2017/

DAY 5: Coni - Chambéry

DAY 4: La Spezia - Coni

DAY 4: La Spezia - Coni

DAY 4: The night has once again reduced the gaps!

Without a doubt the Liège-Rome-Liège has turned back into a highly sporting event! After three first days confirmed as long and difficult by the surviving teams, the caravan took on a marathon stage this Wednesday, with a start in La Spezia on the dot of 8 a.m., and a finish in Cornil at … 1 o’clock this Thursday morning! And the highly awaited night section once again reduced the gaps. As we write these lines the competitors have already set off for the 5th stage! Joseph Lambert did not do things by halves when drawing up this Liège-Rome-Liège 2017, Trajectoire wishing it to be as close as possible to the various Marathons de la Route of earlier years … 

Leaders since the start in Spa, Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders are still heading the rankings with their Ford Anglia 1960… “But it’s difficult, the driver admitted first thing this Thursday morning. We are clearly handicapped by the car’s power, notwithstanding the fact that it is partially compensated for through the coefficient. During the night we took a wrong road. The time to realise it and make a U-turn and precious points have been lost. We presently have an advantage of just under 130 points and this Thursday a fair amount of passes are on the programme. We’ll need to hang on. Joseph Lambert had promised us some heavy going, and he has kept to his word! “

While on the one hand the Ford Anglia took the start this morning with a total of 569,0 points, behind the pressure is becoming heavier, even though there has been no change. Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911) are still second with 696,9 points, and in their wake Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (Porsche 914/6, 818,3 pts), Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B, 847,8 pts) and the young lions Florent Hontoir and Alexandre Peeters (Opel Ascona B, 1003,3 pts), who are in a solid position in the top-5.

Major news regarding this marathon stage was the retirement of the MG B GT of Benoît Lohisse and Jérôme Bestgen, due to a blown engine! This means that behind the five top players in the rankings we now find Michel Decremer and Eric Van Bourgonie (Opel Ascona 400, 6th with 1367,8 pts), Kurt Declerck and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 S Targa, 7th with 1400,6 pts), Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911, 8th with 1463,4 pts), Jan De Vos and Benoît Remion (Porsche 911, 9th with 1667,3 pts), but also Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux (Porsche 911, 10th with 1756,8 pts). 

At the start of the fifth stage, 20 cars are still in the race. Which means that apart from Bestgen-Lohisse, the rally has lost Roger L’Hoest and Jean-Paul Maquet (Porsche 911 Targa), Pierre Chaintreuil and Gilles Bouchy (Lancia Beta Monte-Carlo), as also Nico Depondt and Thomas Peerlinck (AC Cobra). 

This Thursday the pack is heading off for France, with the arrival foreseen in the ‘Ducal City’ of Chambéry, in the Northern Pre-Alps, between the mountain ranges of the Bauges and the Chartreuse. 

Also available on Trajectoire’s Facebook page where one can follow the details of this highly promising edition.

Rankings: http://jbtimeconcept.be/live/lrl2017/

DAY 3: TRENTO - LA SPEZIA

DAY 3: TRENTO - LA SPEZIA

DAY 3: Gaps shortening prior to a marathon day!

For its third race day the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 headed off from Trento to La Spezia, on the shores of the Liguere sea. Two regularity tests (RT) featured on the programme in the morning, followed by four in the afternoon. Between the two, a lunch break in… Maranello ! With a meal served in a restaurant frequented by numerous champions who have driven for the legendary prancing horse. Among certain competitors their eyes were star filled … “It’s quite incredible to be back here, Alexandre Peeters, the co-driver of Florent Hontoir (Opel Ascona B). It’s thanks to Ferrari that I got into motorsport, and long live such moments in the heart of the Liège-Rome-Liège, pure magic …”

On the sporting front, the day’s stage brought about a shortening of the gaps between the competitors. If on the one hand Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia) remain the leaders, with a total of 345,9 points, behind it’s becoming ‘hot’, with Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911) having fought back to 178,0 points, and themselves closely breathed on by Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (Porsche 914/6 - 539,3 pts). “And yet we experienced a rather hellish day, having notably been disturbed by cars that having to do with the rally, Christian Bernard commented. But that’s all part of the game in this type of event. All that is of minor importance seeing the course drawn up by Joseph Lambert is magnificent. We had been promised a sporting event, and I can assure you that’s what we have got! Obviously tiredness is setting in, even though we have not reached the halfway mark. Looks promising for what is to come, and hoping that mechanically the cars hold out …”

Behind the three leaders the British duo Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B) remain in 4th place overall with a total of 647,6 points. Behind them it’s a grapple between Florent Hontoir and Alexandre Peeters on the one hand, Benoît Lohisse and Jérôme Bestgen (MG B GT) on the other. The provisional top-10 is completed by Kurt Declerck and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 S Targa), Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911), Jan De Vos and Benoît Remion (Porsche 911), not forgetting Michel Decremer and Eric Van Bourgonie (Opel Ascona 400). Some ten teams within a handful of points after the various Regularity Tests, proof of the extreme competitiveness of this 2017 edition. Worth also mentioning that not a single retirement occurred on this Tuesday.

Tomorrow, an enormous day on the horizon, with the promise of the rankings evolving a fair amount. The Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 caravan will head off for Coni, in the Piedmont region. The start will be given at 08.00hrs, and the finish could well be at… 1 o’clock on Thursday morning! In other words, another marathon stage that will severely test man and machine. Rendezvous on Thursday morning for a further update. 

AAlso available on Trajectoire’s Facebook page where one can follow the details of this highly promising edition.

Rankings : http://jbtimeconcept.be/live/lrl2017/

DAY 2: LIVIGNO - TRENTO

DAY 2: Upon arrival in Trento

DAY 2: Crucifix-Noelanders (Ford Anglia) remain in the lead of the rankings upon arrival in Trento

Following several well deserved restful hours, the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 competitors left Livigno this Monday morning, to tackle the event’s monument, the renowned Stelvio, the highest mountain pass of the Italian Alps, reaching an altitude of 2,758 metres. And here a regularity test was on the books. With some 400 kilometres in length, this stage included no less than 7 RT, prior to heading off for Trento, main seat of the autonomous province of Trente, in the north-east of Italy. 

When analysing the day’s rankings, one appreciates the competition’s high level. The differences are generally down to a few points, and in those conditions it not easy to sway the rankings.

That was all Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia) needed to continue their domination. At the end of this second day the duo in the 1960 Anglia, at times having to work hard in the climbs, is heading up the pack with 254,3 points, as compared to the 414,2 of Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911). Basically a break has been created … but everything is left to play for seeing more than 3,000 kilometres are still on the programme. Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors, with their Porsche 914/6 still complete the provisional podium, with a total of 464,9 points. Remarkably at ease, Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B) are somewhat lonely in 4th provisional place (547,8 points), while just behind them there is a raging battle between Benoît Lohisse and Jérôme Bestgen (MG B GT, 631,6 points), the young Florent Hontoir and Alexandre Peeters (Opel Ascona B, 697,4 points), without forgetting Michel Decremer and Eric Van Bourgonie (Opel Ascona 400, 709,8 points). To complete the top-10 a smart set, with Kurt Declercq and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 Targa, 886,0 points), Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911, 948,4 points), as also Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux (Porsche 911, 1120,1 points). 

Already six teams have been forced to retire: Bunn-Roberts (MG A), Minard-Philibert (Ford Capri 2600 RS), Meert-Peigneur (Jaguar E-Type), Van Praag-Sylvan (Lancia Fulvia HF), Maigne-Ollier (Morgan +4) and Van Den Broeck-Avanzini (Porsche 911). Sadly, we will be deprived of several beautiful machines. 

A long stage features on the programme this Tuesday 20th June in the direction of La Spezia, along the shores of the Ligure, the most southern point of the rally. 

Also available on Trajectoire’s Facebook page where one can follow the details of this highly promising edition.

Rankings: http://jbtimeconcept.be/live/lrl2017/

DAY 1: An event’s start worthy of the Marathon de la Route

Trajectoire’s organising team had announced it: the start of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 would not only be substantial, with a night stage promptly followed by a daytime stage, heading off for Livigno, on the Italian-Swiss border, where the teams arrived this Sunday on the dot of 17.30hrs. After a festive and just as popular start in the heart of Spa, drivers and their co-drivers headed off in an easterly direction, prior to reaching the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Three regularity tests featured on the programme, increasingly difficult, and as from this first night, there were already some major gaps and for some the first technical issues were costly. 

Following a first pause, the caravan headed off for the Vosges, where four new affable regularity tests awaited them. After the Belfort breakfast pause, where everyone tried to catch up on some sleep, the cars took off again for a trek in the direction of Switzerland, where two of the four foreseen RT were in fact run, the two others having been cancelled due to far too heavy traffic to guarantee sporting fairness. It was in the mountainous environment of Livigno that the teams arrived, for a dinner followed by a well-deserved rest.

At the end of these first regularity skirmishes, Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia) are heading up the pack with a total of 171,2 points. Behind them Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911, 263,0 pts), Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (Porsche 914/6, 312,1 pts), the British team Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B, 433,3 pts) and the duo Benoit Lohisse – Jérôme Bestgen (MG B GT, 479,3 pts). Having experienced a technical issue in RT3, Yves and Benoit Deflandre (Porsche 911) are back in 10th place, with 831,5 points. 

All information relating to the Liège-Rome-Liège 2017 are to be found on the www.liege-rome-liege.org website. Also available on Trajectoire’s Facebook page where one can follow the details of this highly promising edition.

Rankings : http://jbtimeconcept.be/live/lrl2017/

DAY 1: SPA - LIVIGNO

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