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Et quelques engagés de pus qui font 50 !
Encore des nouveaux noms sur la liste des engagés !

Comme annoncé il y a peu, la liste des engagés du Marathon de la Route 2019, programmé du 8 au 11 juin entre Nancy et Beaune, ne cesse de s’allonger.

Et cette fois, le cap des cinquantes voitures est atteint !

Frère de Michel Decremer, Werner Decremer s’est laissé tenter à son tour. Il sera copiloté par Bart Van Camp dans l’habitacle d’une Porsche 911 SC.

Déjà présent l’an dernier, André Lamotte remet le couvert, échangeant sa Lancia Aurelia B20 contre une Fulvia HF, avec bien sûr Joseph Polet dans le baquet de droite.

Quant à Georges et Jean-François Neuville (BMW 2002 Tii), ils avaient goûté au Liège-Rome-Liège l’an dernier dans l’annexe ‘Tribute’, devenue ‘Challenger’ sur le Marathon de la Route 2019. Séduits, ils participeront cette année à l’intégralité de l’épreuve.

Un nouvel équipage français est aussi à relever, avec Jean-Luc Basty et Jacques Moreau, dont la plus récente Renault 5 GT Turbo aura pour avantage de jouer à domicile.

Signalons enfin qu’Eric Van Peer, engagé sur son habituelle BMW 2002, récupère à ses côtés le bien connu Antonio Caldeira, conséquence du forfait du pilote initial du Portugais, Jean-Pierre Verneuil. 

Agreement of the 16 prefectures crossed
Things are progressing within the organisation of the Marathon de la Route, scheduled from 8 to 11 June between Vosges, Jura, Vercors and Ardèche, with an official start in Nancy and an arrival at the Hospices de Beaune.

This week, Joseph Lambert and Eric Chapa, who are in charge of the route, are carrying out a second reconnaissance trip in order to definitively validate the route.

In the meantime, the 16 prefectures involved in the passage of the Marathon de la Route have officially given their approval, which means that all the elements are in place to guarantee a high quality event, a hallmark of Trajectoire.
The milestone of 50 registrations on the way to being reached!
On the participants' side, the trend is confirmed and satisfaction is clearly there..." We are indeed flirting with the 50 crews registered, which is very good news," explained organiser Jean-François Devillers. In fact, 48 cars are already in order of participation, while several crews are in the process of reflection or even concretization.

A few hours after the announcement of the creation of a "Challenger" category with less restrictions in terms of navigation and sporting difficulty, the first rider came forward. This is Nico Depondt, who will start in his 1965 AC Cobra. Once the first commitment has been made, other "Challenger" competitors will follow..."
Les LED dorénavant autorisée sur le Marathon !
At the initiative of the Marathon de la Route, the RACB now authorizes LED light bulbs.

Over the last two years, the Liège-Rome-Liège organised by Trajectoire has had two night stages, long, difficult, trying, worshipped by some... and feared by others! For the next Road Marathon (June 8-11), two short night stages are on the programme, organised in the evening, with an arrival shortly after midnight.

If these night stages are sometimes feared, it is because gentlemen drivers who are fond of these events can encounter visibility problems in the dark. Our old cars do not tolerate the excess of high-power halogen headlights and therefore regularly encounter alternator problems.

It would be a pity, however, to do without night stops completely, during which we encounter the fewest cars, pedestrians or cyclists while driving on roads open to traffic.

In recent years, federations have refused to use technologies other than halogen lamps in order to preserve the historical character of cars. But recently, Trajectoire received a note from the FIA recommending the use of LEDs for better visibility!

After a constructive discussion with the RACB, Jean-François Devillers and his team obtained that, for safety reasons (visibility and electrical equipment of cars), LED bulbs are now allowed in "conventional" optics.

In other words, banning ramps of LED headlights that would disfigure historic cars, but LED light bulbs in original or additional headlights are allowed. Be careful, xenon bulbs are still forbidden!
The investment in these LED light bulbs is interesting, as this regulation should be applied in other historical rallies under the authority of the RACB.

Trajectoire has also undertaken the same procedure with the FBVA, which has yet to rule. But logic would have it follow in his footsteps!
The entry list .... encrease
With its unusual character, its 100% hexagonal route, the quality of its organization and the heritage it represents, the Marathon de la Route continues to win entries. This translates into a list of entrants that continues to grow. These days, new crews have indeed confirmed their participation.

Thus the French contingent, which will play at home, is now richer with the very beautiful 1966 Triumph TR3 by Alain d'Espois and Arnaud de Beaucaron, but also with the original 1966 NSU TT 1200 by Jean Greilich and Arnaud Martin. An international nucleus that has given itself a Germanic touch, with the commitment of the 1976 BMW 320 E21 by Thomas Koerner and Udo Schauss. Willkommen!

On the belgian side, things are still improving, with the well-known Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 1970 by Michel Hermans and Daniel Pigeolet, key figures on the regularity scene, but also the Alfa Romeo Giulia Junior Bertone 1972 by Alain Collée and Didrik Mortier, the highly appreciated and robust Datsun 240 Z 1972 by Eric Claeys and René Declercq, but also the Porsche 911 2.4 S 1973 by Serge Bertay and Guy Delsarte.

Let's bet that with the advent of the "Challenger" category, which is aimed at crews wishing to take part in a "cooler" Road Marathon, this provisional list will evolve further in the coming weeks. We'll keep you informed....

The entry list v7
Creation of the Challenger category !
... for those who want to do the rally in an easier way.

Regularly, potential competitors inform us of their desire to take part in the Marathon de la Route without the stress of regularity with variable averages, or that of sophisticated measuring devices or an experienced co-pilot.

Rather than offering yet another ride without the slightest stake, we propose a simple formula, with a minimum of constraints, easy to implement, but with a clear sporting interest and a specific ranking.

The "Challenger" formula offers a roadbook in arrow-metered format identical to that of the "Marathon" category, a start 10 minutes after the last “Marathon” competitor, a unique average of maximum 50 km/h, and above all a single time check at the end of each regularity test (RT).

The pace will therefore be cooler, especially in the winding sections, since it will clearly be possible for competitors to get ahead in the more rolling sectors. In fact, a stopwatch will be sufficient, as soon as the time to be achieved is given.

With only the constraint of respecting the radar zones specified in the roadbook, for obvious safety reasons and with Tripy control, this "Challenger" formula is clearly aimed at less experienced crews, but also family duets, or tandems wishing to alternate pilot and co-pilot positions.

Even if we want to favour vehicles with a historical or sporting interest, the "Challenger" formula is open to more modern cars. An age coefficient will then be applied.
Day 3, Monday June, 10 : Grenoble - Vals-les-Bains
The Ardèche in the spotlight and the second (and last) evening on the menu.

The third stage from Grenoble to Vals-les-Bains will cross the Isère, the Drôme and the Ardèche, a region congratulated by rally drivers of all time. No less than 15 RTs are on the agenda today, including several on the high places of the modern and historic Monte-Carlo rallies!

The morning will start with an RT in the Vercors offering splendid rocky landscapes combining gorges, passes, combes, crests, gullies where you would love to stop for pleasure (but it will be complicated...). After the 4 RTs in the morning, you will already be in the Drôme valley for lunch at the Restaurant l'Expression near Chabeuil.

After crossing the Rhône, the rally enters the Ardèche, which will become the playground for the next 24 hours.

6 RT in the Eyrieux valley and the Monts d'Ardèche during the afternoon will take you to Vals-les-Bains. Arrival on the village square, a little rest in your room followed by dinner and it will be time to leave for the night of the Ardêche, a loop that will take place south of Vals in Les Boutières and then in the north of the Cévennes. Return around midnight for the first ones.
And now, a Datsun 240Z !
Good news follows one another on the stage of the Road Marathon!

A few hours after Christophe and Anne Baillet, whose Porsche 911 Carrera made a striking entry into the group of favourites, a Datsun 240 Z is on the way! And not just any one, since Eric Claeys and René Declercq are not at their first try, admitting a predilection for legendary events. 4th in Beijing-Paris in 2016, 1st in the Baltic Classic in 2017 and 4th in the Himalayan Challenge in 2018, the Datsun is a Japanese car that subscribes to long-distance challenges and will most probably swallow the distance between Nancy and Beaune in early summer. It should be noted that the Claeys-Declercq duo is not unknown in the ranks of Trajectoire. In fact, they registered for the Liège-Sofia-Liège 2015, before having to give up the start, as the car was not finished on time.

So it was only a postponement...
The five-time winner of the "Tour de Corse Historique" at the start!
Excellent news that has just been made official. Five-time winner of the Tour de Corse Historique, winner of the Trophée des Alpes, Frenchman Christophe Baillet will participate  with his wife Anne in a 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7. He is necessarily a very strong candidate for victory...

"It is above all the quality of the organizing team of this Marathon de la Route that decided us to commit ourselves," explains Christophe Baillet. I have known Joseph Lambert for years, and with him, we are sure that the choice of routes will be optimal. A regularity rally takes place on roads open to traffic, and it is essential that the safety aspect is widely taken into account. The future of the discipline depends on it, and with such a team, we know that everything is done according to the rules..."

Challenging the Belgians, specialists in regularity, on neutral ground was another major motivation for the Baillet-Baillet crew: "During this event, there will not be too much navigation, which increases our chances of beating the experts from Belgium. I have already tried to face them in Belgium, but they all know the pitfalls of the proposed routes, which makes the confrontation unequal. Here, we will be playing on neutral ground, which means that everyone has a chance. With my wife Anne being my best co-pilot, we are more than motivated to get together in the first place..."
The starting list is growing: 40 crews to date.
The formula proposed in 2019 seems to meet the demand of regularity enthusiasts: elimination of the first night, 4 stages instead of 7, competitive rates, 4 pre-departure cities including Lyon to facilitate the organisation of crews from Southern Europe.

Certainly the return of good weather is encouraging us to plan the rallies of the season, we have recorded a few additional crews that bring the list to around forty crews to date.

Registrations remain open, of course.
Day 2, Sunday June 9th : Besançon - Grenoble
The second day will start in the east of the department with 2 RTs. The crews will have to be awake before passing through the Jura department where 2 other RTs will connect the Swiss border to St Laurent en Grandvaux to join after a last RT the small village of Les Crozets for the lunch break.

With a link to Saint Claude in the early afternoon, the route climbs to a last RT in the Haut-Jura before reaching the Ain and Bugey departments through little-known regions where pilots will be delighted by sections with almost non-existent traffic.
After 2 RTs in the Ain, the route flirts with the departments of Isère and Savoie before reaching the famous Massif de la Chartreuse where the last RT of the day will take place and reaching the hotel in Grenoble, the end of the second day.

A stage that will end at a very decent hour for a well-deserved dinner.
Our price policy : a win-win offer !
As professionals of organising such events 'trajectoire' has a clear price policy and rather than having extremely low prices with only partial costs like other organizers, so you have to take care of the rest of the organization yourself, our price includes all essential services for a good sporty and safe rally:

a D-1 team checking the course the day before,
a lead vehicle that opens the course (Joseph Lambert),
a doctor,
a calculation office which produces Live results,
the Tripy system for thousands of time measurements,
a sweep vehicle that follows the rally, to assist with any problems
a support vehicle to help  with breakdowns
official assistance, available in the mornings, afternoons and evenings
a race direction at the heart of the event
Special Awards.

We believe that a quality rally should also guarantee you full control and provide all means to make your rally easier and more enjoyable:

A festive departure,
Nice hotels,
Secure parking facilities,
All lunch and evening meals,
The transport of your luggage,
The organisation of aperitifs,
A free mobile application,
4-language communication,
A photographer team,
A cameraman with a drone,
Facebook live,

This is why we need the thirty people who will supervise you during these 4 days.
New teams at the start !
Scheduled from June 8 to 11 from Nancy, the 2019 Road Marathon already looks like a good vintage.

The end-of-year holiday season has indeed made it possible to register new tegistrations, which brings the list - very provisional, of course - to 36 crews.

Among the favourites in the battle for victory, Yves Noelanders revealed the name of his co-driver in the passenger compartment of the Volvo PV544. This is the young Renaud Herman, who has definitely been in all the right places lately. As for Christian Crucifix, who is leaving with his Ford Anglia, he will be assisted by his Greek friend Spyros Moustakas. 

As for the newcomers, there are two French crews, one Franco-Belgian and one Belgian.
On the hexagonal side, François Feuchot and Jean Rick will line up in Porsche 914/6, Jacky Jacquet and Sophie Bie in Porsche 911 Carrera.
Patrick Lansier, co-drivered by Belgian Alex Paquay, will bring a touch of legend to the A110 Alpine.
As for Frédéric Schilling and Stéphane Dufour, they are lining up another Porsche 914/6, this time from our country.

See the entry list v3
trajectoire wishes you a great motoring millesim !
Route : glimpse at the first day !
As a reminder, competitors will be able to choose between 4 cities for their pre-departure: Spa and Kortrijk in Belgium, Reims and Lyon in France. The departure is scheduled at daybreak to arrive in Nancy in the middle of the day. The Tripy assembly and calibration will take place on the outskirts of the city before gathering in the city centre, a stone's throw from the famous Place Stanislas.

The start will be given in the middle of the afternoon to the Grand Est and Epinal in the Vosges where the first of 5 RTs will start, which will take special stages of the Rallye d'Alsace, the former WRC event.

Via Remiremont, the Val d'Ajol and the Région des Ballons, competitors will have the opportunity to get into the swing of things before arriving in Haute-Saône at the Plateau des Belles Filles, announced as the first mythical place in the 2019 Tour de France cycling event, where the evening meal will be served.

The first evening stage will begin with a liaison stage in Franche-Comté crossing several of the most beautiful villages in France to reach the department of the Doubs where 4 night RTs, partly in the Lomont Chain, will put both pilot and co-pilot to the test before reaching the town of Besançon shortly after midnight.
Already more than 30 participants from different nationalities
The formula proposed in 2019 seems to meet the demand of regularity enthusiasts: elimination of the first night, 4 stages instead of 7, competitive rates, 4 pre-departure cities including Lyon to facilitate the organisation of crews from Southern Europe.

On the starting list are a few top names such as Yves and Benoît Deflandre, Yves Noelanders, Stéphane Blaise and Patrick Lienne, not to mention Michel Decremer and Yannick Albert, this year's winners .

The rally is also going international with three English teams, one Swiss, one German and about ten French.

See the entry list
A female team ... with a Cobra !
Good news follow one another on the front of the Road Marathon.

While nearly thirty crews have already confirmed their commitment to the event scheduled for June 8-11 in Nancy, a second 100% women's duo is on the way, after Edith Ragot and Andrée Mahler on Volkswagen Coccinelle.

As this year on the Liège-Rome-Liège, Mexico's Roamhy Heras and Belgium's Jennifer Hugo will be in attendance, except that this time they will trade their Porsche 356 for a.... AC Cobra!
An American car that Roamhy has already had the opportunity to drive during races reserved for vintage cars. No doubt, the road Marathon plateau is getting richer every week, which is clearly promising....
Many foreigners already at the start.
As announced several times, the 2019 Road Marathon, which will succeed the Liège-Rome-Liège this year, will be held entirely in France from 8 to 11 June.

The (very) provisional list of entrants already gives pride of place to the international nature of the event.

As expected, the hexagonal crews are registering :
- Ginies-Ginies (Austin Healey 100/6),
- Dransard-X (Porsche 944 Turbo),
- Ragot-Mahler (100% female crew, Volkswagen Beetle),
- Maigne-Vaquez (Morgan +4),
- Ollier-Bezier (Triumph TR3A), 
- Chatelus-Chatelus (Peugeot 504).

In front of the French, the English people will have their say, with:
- Mark and Susan Godfrey (MG B),
- Barker-Cave (Triumph TR4)
- Mallagh-Mallagh (Porsche 911 2.7 RS).

From nearby Switzerland will arrive Lachenal-Belotti (Ford Escort RS).
From Germany: Jörg Olzen and Thomas Wagner (MG B Tourer).

On top of that, a Canadian driver, Thierry Parisot, is already official. He will team up with Frenchman Eddy Doby on Porsche 911 SC RS.

Promising... and largely provisional.
Le règlement provisoire est en ligne
The provisional regulations are available in our document library
 in the 'competitors' tab.
New and first female crew
‘trajectoire’ has always favoured and highlighted the participation of women's teams in its various events. Already in 2002, with the pair formed by Martine HERMANS and Pascale Van LIERDE during the first edition of the ING Ardenne Roads.

During the Liège-Sofia-Liège and Liège-Rome-Liège, very sporting events that require both physical and mental endurance, they took up the challenge in a great way. We remember the crew formed by Roamhy HERAS and Jennifer HUGO who, despite a recalcitrant and capricious Porsche 356, completed the rally with the admiration of all.

Today, a new crew is doing us the honour of lining up with a very beautiful 1970 VW Beetle: Edith RAGOT and Andrée MAHLER. With several participations in the Princess Rally, the Alpine Rally and other regional regularity rallies, let's be sure they don't just come for a joyride!viennent pas juste pour se balader !
10 free tickets to Interclassics Brussels
This show has become a must in just a few editions and 'trajectoire' will meet you again in Hall 6, right next to the 70th anniversary Porsche exhibition.

We will be happy to receive you to inform you about ING Ardenne Roads as well as the Road Marathon. We will also present two new lifestyle weekends scheduled for May and October.

The 10 beneficiaries will be drawn at random from among the crews registered for one of our two rallies before Sunday evening, November 11 at midnight.

The 10 winners will be contacted by email and will then receive their entry by post.
An experienced English team at the start
We know that the Liege-Rome-Liege and the Marathon de la Route are particularly well remembered by British pilots.

The first to enter this year's rally, with a Triumph TR4, are Peter BARKER and Willy CAVE.

The first has many races to his credit, including 2 victories at the Rallye des Alpes, in 2003 and 2010.
His co-driver, who could well be the oldest of the participants, made it as driver, to the 13th place overall in the Rallye des Alpes in 1956 and to the 17th place overall in the RACC rally in... 1959 !

Nombreux étrangers déjà au départs
Comme annoncé à plusieurs reprises, le Marathon de la Route 2019, qui succédera au Liège-Rome-Liège dans les organisations de Trajectoire (Jean-François Devillers), se disputera intégralement sur le sol français du 8 au 11 juin.

Histoire bien sûr que ce ne soit pas chaque fois les mêmes qui s'offrent de longs déplacements. Et la liste (très) provisoire des engagés fait déjà la part belle au caractère international de l'épreuve.

Comme attendu, les équipages hexagonaux s'annoncent progressivement :

- Ginies-Ginies (Austin Healey 100/6),
- Dransard-X (Porsche 944 Turbo),
- Ragot-Mahler (équipage 100% féminin, Volkswagen Coccinelle),
- Maigne-Vaquez (Morgan +4),
- Ollier-Bezier (Triumph TR3A),
- Chatelus-Chatelus (Peugeot 504) étant déjà en ordre d'inscription.

Face aux Français, les anglais auront leur mot à dire, avec :
- Mark et Susan Godfrey (MG B),
- Barker-Cave (Triumph TR4)
- Mallagh-Mallagh (Porsche 911 2,7 RS).

De la Suisse toute proche arriveront Lachenal-Belotti (Ford Escort RS).
Cerise sur la gâteau, un pilote... canadien, Thierry Parisot, est déjà officialisé.
Il fera équipe avec le Français Eddy Doby sur Porsche 911 SC RS.

Prometteur... et largement provisoire
The first crew registered
François GINIES (France) is the first to have registered for the Marathon de la Route.

In 2017, with his son Julien they had participated in the Liège-Rome-Liège on the same Austin Healey 100/6 from 1958. They had managed to bring their beautiful car to 17th position.

This year, he will team up with Antoine GINIES, his second son, still on the Austin Healey.
Opening of registrations and 1st preferential rate.
The first preferential rate grants participation at €2,345 for any registration until 15 November included.

It is also possible to cumulate other discounts:

team advantage : - 100 euros/car
Group registration of 3 crews
(the discount is offered to each crew)

individual sponsorship : - 50 euros / sponsorship
Any participant who sponsors a new crew not having taken part in the editions
2017 and 2018 will be offered a discount
Les villes de départ et les villes étapes sont connues !
Il y a quelques semaines, Trajectoire annonçait la mise sur pied d’un Marathon de la Route d’un genre différent en 2019. D’une durée de quatre jours, du samedi 8 au mardi 11 juin, essentiellement organisé sur le territoire français, l’événement entend s’ouvrir à un public plus large, et séduire davantage de concurrents hexagonaux. La France est un superbe pays… mais aussi un grand pays ! Restait donc à trouver des solutions pour ne pénaliser personne…

« Si le départ effectif de ce Marathon de la Route 2019 sera donné depuis la ville de Nancy, un principe de villes de départ va permettre à des concurrents venus de différents horizons géographiques de converger vers la région du Grand Est, explique Jean-François Devillers, organisateur. Dès le samedi matin, des équipages se mettront ainsi en route depuis Spa en Belgique francophone, Courtrai dans les Flandres, Reims et Lyon. Le grand regroupement aura lieu sur le temps de midi dans la périphérie de Nancy. » Et de là, un prologue permettra de déterminer l’ordre de départ du rallye. « Ensuite, cap sur Nancy intramuros, pour une exposition en bonne et due forme des voitures, puis le départ de la première étape en début d’après-midi », poursuit Jean-François Devillers.

Autre nouveauté majeure du Marathon de la Route, si l’on compare aux deux dernières éditions du Liège-Rome-Liège, la première étape abandonne la nuit entière, mais se terminera seulement aux alentours d'une heure du matin. Outre le plaisir de rouler de nuit, cela permet aussi d'éviter le trafic. De quoi rassurer ceux et celles qui ne souhaitent pas passer une nuit complète au volant ou à leurs instruments..  

En ayant terminé avec la vérification des villes étapes et des hôtels retenus par l’organisation, Jean-François Devillers est désormais en mesure de lever le voile sur les points de chute – forcément prestigieux – de ce Marathon de la Route 2019. « En quittant Nancy, nous mettrons le cap sur Besançon, près de la frontière suisse, reprend l’organisateur. Ensuite, cap sur Grenoble au pied des montagnes, Vals-les-Bains au cœur de l’Ardèche, pour une arrivée devant les Hospices de Beaune, célèbre ville de Bourgogne. Un programme qui devrait plaire à de nombreux équipages au vu des régions traversées… »

Responsable du parcours, Joseph Lambert en a déjà défini le tracé et est en ce moment même sur le parcours pour dessiner le roadbook. Dès son retour dans les prochains jours, d’autres infos seront officialisées, histoire de déjà pointer les temps forts de ce Marathon de la Route 2019 plus que prometteur…
The Marathon will arrive in Beaune
Back from 3 days checking the different stages and hotels.

The Marathon will arrives on Tuesday June 11 at the "Hospices de Beaune". 

On his side, Joseph Lambert has defined the route. He leaves today to design the roadbook ! Further information as soon as he is back.
Full photo and video reports available
Our official media team consisted of Julien Mahiels and Kevin Goudin for photography, Tanguy Allard for video shooting and piloting the drone.

The team came back with a vast image material that had to be sorted, selected, corrected and edited.

About fifty views are proposed in the Media page of this website. But the whole report, 420 photos, is available on our Flickr "trajectoire" page.

The videos are also on the media page and on our Youtube channel

Flickr : trajectoire's gallery
Youtube : trajectoire's channel
Marathon dates made official!
At our first meeting on the "Marathon" held this morning, some key decisions were made. The first of these is the formalization of the dates: Saturday 8 to Tuesday 11 June.
Un Marathon de la Route de 4 jours en 2019
Alors que l’édition 2018 du Liège-Rome-Liège prendra son envol depuis le Parc de Sept Heures à Spa samedi soir, Trajectoire, société organisatrice de l’événement, a déjà planché sur l’avenir. Et c’est la carte de la variété qui sera jouée en 2019, avec la première édition d’un Marathon de la Route inédit, exclusivement tracé sur le sol français, et d’une durée limitée à quatre jours…

Historiquement, la notion de ‘Marathon de la Route’ renvoie à une épreuve de… 84 à 96 heures disputée sur la Boucle Nord, la célèbre Nordchleife, du Nürburgring. Après avoir rendu leurs lettres de noblesse à des épreuves aussi légendaires que Liège-Sofia-Liège et Liège-Rome-Liège, Jean-François Devillers, à la tête de l’équipe de Trajectoire, a tenu à varier les plaisirs… en étant à l’écoute de ses participants. « Souvent, on nous dit qu’une épreuve d’une semaine comme le Liège-Rome-Liège que nous nous apprêtons à vivre, est trop longue, explique le maître-d’œuvre de ce nouveau Marathon de la Route. Professionnellement, mais aussi budgétairement, il n’est pas toujours facile de consacrer plus d’une semaine à ce qui reste finalement un hobby. En outre, nous évitons qu’une certaine routine s’installe. En écoutant nos concurrents, effectifs ou potentiels, on a tiré la conclusion qu’une épreuve d’une durée de quatre jours, comme l’était le Marathon de la Route à la fin des années ’60 et au début des années ‘70, était davantage abordable. Sous réserve de confirmation, l’épreuve devrait se dérouler entre le dimanche 2 juin et le mercredi 5 juin 2019 ! »

Un Marathon de la Route inédit qui se disputera intégralement sur le territoire français. « Dans l’état actuel de la réflexion menée avec Joseph Lambert et Eric Chapa, on imagine un départ aux environs de Nancy et Troyes, un parcours profitant de ce formidable terrain de jeu qu’est l’Ardèche, et un retour à une distance raisonnable du lieu de départ, pour des raisons logistique des teams et du staff, poursuit Jean-François Devillers. Ce qui ne manquera pas d’impacter favorablement le montant d’engagement, vu la distance plus courte, et dès lors rendre l’épreuve accessible à un plus large public. Et notamment à des équipages français peu enclins à accumuler les centaines de kilomètres les séparant de villes de départ et d’arrivée en Belgique. Ce qui ne veut nullement dire que le Liège-Rome-Liège ou le Liège-Sofia-Liège ne seront plus organisés par nos soins à l’avenir, car l’idée est de partir sur une règle d’alternance entre ces épreuves différentes les unes des autres… »

C’est donc un Marathon de la Route d’un genre nouveau qui verra le jour l’année prochaine. Preuve que dans les rangs de Trajectoire, on n’est jamais à court d’idées afin de combler les passionnés de très belles épreuves pour anciennes…
Decremer-Albert winners of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018!
At the end of a 4200 kilometres Marathon, a verdict was reached …  

This time, it’s all over! At the end of a panting and difficult, with the final – complicated RTs- drawn up in the eastern cantons, and an ultimate halt at the Hôtel Verviers, the surviving competitors of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 burst into view in the ardent City, the first car crossing the arrival arch of the Espace Tivoli on the dot of 18.31hrs, without the slightest minute of delay on the scheduled planning! One good hour later, the entire caravan had arrived … with the exception of the Porsche 911 1965 manned by Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux, which had obstinately refused to start following the pause in the Verviers region. A technical setback which left the duo irritated, but which finally had no consequences for its final position, neither for its 2nd place in its category …

Regarding the race for victory, the suspense prevailed, particularly as the leaders on the moment of leaving Belfort, Michel Decremer and Yannick Albert (Opel Ascona), committed two mistakes which cost them heavy points. Other teams, such as Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911), were confronted with local residents and other tourists of ill-will, penalising them heavily.

At the end of the day the Decremer-Albert duo held on to the lead, taking great pleasure in imposing their noisy Opel Ascona at the end of an event which had appeared to have been promised to go to the Porsche 911 brigade. Following the Rallye de Monte-Carlo Historique, this duo adds another legendary event to their record of achievements, after an absolutely royal battle throughout the entire week, and which had started out with … a co-driver ill during the first night!

The final podium of this Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 more than ever in keeping with tradition is completed by the two Porsche 911 of on the one hand Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard, and Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors on the other, split by … 4,6 points at the end of more than sixty RT! Quite fabulous …

The prize for frustration certainly goes to Yves and Benoît Deflandre, kicked off the final podium following a difficult end of race, and finally 4th in the overall rankings. As for the sprint for honourable mentions; it was awarded to Jean-Claude Kauffman and Jean-Marc Piret (Toyota Celica), who complete the top 5 just ahead of Robert Denis and handyman Alexandre Peeters (Porsche 911), Kurt Declerck and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911), Jean-François Delincé and Julien Minguet (the ‘miraculous survivors’ of the Alps, Ford Escort MK1), as also Gaëtan Schoonbroodt and François Gehlen (Ford Escort MK1). For their introduction to the Porsche 911, Etienne Baugnée and Benoît Remion completed the top 10 overall, delighted to have reached the finish.

It goes without saying that this is the case for the 17 teams officially ranked, of which the Porsche 356 of the Mexican Roahmy Heras and the Belgian Jennifer Hugo, who overcame the pitfalls to pay honour to ‘Girl Power’ on the Place Saint-Lambert!

Victory in the various Groups fall into the hands of Decremer-Albert (Gr.4), Kauffman-Piret (Gr.6), Schoonbroodt-Gehlen (Gr.3) and Duquenne-Kauffman (Austin Healey 100/6, Gr.2).

The final stage of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 also saw the return of competitors in the trace ‘Tribute to Liège-Rome-Liège’, who were ‘only’ competing in the Belgian RT, with victory announced and confirmed for Daniel Reuter and Robert Vandevorst (Porsche 914/6). A mere seventy points separated the two other teams present on the final podium, namely Georges and Jean-François Neuville (BMW 2002) on the one hand, Olivier Goblet and Vincent Snyers (Fiat 128 Sport) on the other. Worth noting the debut in the righthand bucket seat of journalist Eric Faure, who accompanied Claudy Deschamps in the cockpit of a BMW 2002, and who had emphasised, with his traditional cockiness which we adore, how complex the game of regularity and navigation is. An Eric Faure who devotes himself to the joys of ‘gardening’, which represents a noble leisure time for a young retired person … Our little finger tells us that we will see him back in action very soon …

At the end of this 2018 edition, between a couple glasses of bubbly, Jean-François Devillers, master craftsman of the ‘Trajectoire’ team, was happy to ‘have done it’ and was impressed by the hard work put in by Joseph Lambert, responsible for the course, and Eric Chapa, responsible on the sporting front, as also all members of the team, including the assistance staff of MY Vintage. Now heading off for a different Marathon de la Route in 2019, shorter, more accessible, most probably held on French soil … even though the Liège festive final this Saturday evening remains food for thought. Watch this space, and in the meanwhile, congratulations to all the survivors of this Liège-Rome-Liège that has already entered into legend annals …
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Le départ du Liège-Rome-Liège 2018, c'est samedi soir à Spa !
C’est ce samedi 9 juin que l’édition 2018 du Liège-Rome-Liège prendra son envol. Comme le veut la tradition, le grand départ sera donné depuis le Parc de Sept Heures au cœur de Spa, où voitures et équipages arriveront à partir de 13 heures pour les différentes opérations de contrôle technique et administratif. Après quoi, chaque équipage disposera dans l’après-midi de deux fenêtres horaires pour réaliser l’étalonnage des appareils, mais aussi prendre part à un Prologue qui permettra non seulement aux pilotes et copilotes de faire connaissance avec les subtilités de ce type d’épreuve, mais aussi de déterminer l’ordre de départ. Un Prologue - non pénalisant - qui aura pour cadre la célèbre côte du Maquisard, entre le hameau de Marteau, aux portes de Spa, et le Monument au Maquisard Inconnu sur le territoire de La Reid.

C’est sur le coup de 21 heures que la présentation officielle des concurrents aura lieu, tandis que le premier départ sera donné à 21h30, les voitures s’élançant de minute en minute. A 22h15, les concurrents du Tribute to Liège-Rome-Liège s’élanceront à leur tour.

Signalons que dans le village de Longchamps, près de Bastogne, une halte est programmée sur le coup d’une heure du matin. L’occasion de souffler un coup avant une longue liaison. Et pour les concurrents du Tribute To Liège-Rome-Liège de conclure leur première étape.
La technologie de Location Talkie pour une sécurité
Parmi les nouveautés majeures du Liège-Rome-Liège en 2017, Trajectoire avait utilisé les services d'un nouveau du réseau de télécommunication pour optimaliser sa gestion de la course. Elément majeur lorsque l'on sait que les équipes d'organisations sont parfois éloignées de plusieurs centaines de kilomètres ! Vu le succès et la qualité du service offert par, Trajectoire a décidé de poursuivre sa collaboration avec la société wallonne et dispose donc cette année encore d’un réseau radio opérationnel sur l’ensemble du parcours. Les terminaux utilisés par la Direction de Course permettent de garder le contact avec l’équipe d’assistance, la voiture-balai ou le bureau de calcul, afin que les informations cruciales soient bien communiquées à tous et en temps réel. Les radios portatives de l’organisation utilisent le réseau GSM data et permettent aux groupes d’utilisateurs de converser dans toute l’Union européenne, sans risquer la moindre perte de signal. De plus, chaque radio est géolocalisée par GPS et sa position est retranscrite sur ordinateur. L'expérience de l'édition précdente du Marathon de la Route mais aussi de l'ING Ardenn Roads en avril dernier, confirme l'utilité absolue de cette technologie pour la plus grande sécurité de tous.
Let's have a look on the entrants...
The final countdown has started! With the kick-off of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 scheduled to take place from the Parc de Sept Heures at Spa on Saturday 9th June, the buzz within the organisation is at its height. The Trajectoire team around Jean-François Devillers took advantage of officialising the list of entrants, with some thirty odd teams ready to tackle the course concocted by the experienced Joseph Lambert, assisted on the event’s sporting front by the masterful Eric Chapa.

More than ever the battle for overall victory promises to be explosive, with renowned names, both on the drivers and co-drivers front. As a non-exhaustive list, at the end of this edition victory could well transpire to be between Christian Crucifix-Yves Noelanders (Ford Anglia 1960), Yves Deflandre-Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911 1972), Serge Adriaens-Freddy Moors (Porsche 911 2.4 S 1972), Etienne Baugnée-Benoît Remion (Porsche 911 SC 1979), Stéphane Blaise-Patrick Lienne (Porsche 911 1981), Jacques Castelein-Mathieu Castelein (Shelby Cobra 289 1964), Jan De Vos and Chris Goris (Porsche 911 1974), Michel Decremer-Yannick Albert (Opel Ascona 400 1979), Kurt Declerck-Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 S Targa 1972), Jean-François Delincé-Julien Minguet (Ford Escort MK1 1972), Jacques Evrard-Christian Bernard (Porsche 911 1972), Tony Kevers-Benoît Halleux (Porsche 911 1965), Gaëtan Schoonbroodt-François Gehlen (Ford Escort MK1 1971), Jean-Pierre Verneuil-Antonio Caldeira (Renault 5 Alpine 1981), etc. But then surprises, numerous, could always be possible.

Worth noting the presence of a 100% female team, with the firm intention of not lagging behind. Especially seeing the Mexican Roamhy Heras and the Belgian Jennifer Hugo are entered in an … AC Cobra 1965! The girls in the race will definitely not go unnoticed…

The impressive quality of the list of entrants proves that the Liège-Rome-Liège has definitely found its place as one of the not to be missed events on the international regularity scene for classic machines. And that the notion of ‘Marathon de la Route’ remains a ‘must’ that certain have no intention of missing out on. Place your bets, all goes well on the Liège-Rome-Liège scene!
Official list of entrants
Here is the offichial list of entrants by numerical order.

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Roamhy Heras and Jennifer Hugo take on the challenge
Since the beginning of time, motorsport has been a world for men … and often titillated the female gender! A story that is about to repeat itself during the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018, with the presence of a 100% female crew in the cockpit of a shining Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet dating from 1964. And do not count on the Mexican Roamhy Heras and the Belgian Jennifer Hugo from dawdling on this exceptional course …


For many years cars have been a passion for Roamhy Heras, but also a profession. “With another Belgian just as passionate as myself, we created an auction house specialised in classic and competition cars, JP Auctions Mexico, she explained. And our first communication vector is to participate in international sporting events. This allows us to combine business with pleasure. There is obviously the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, in which I will be competing again in 2019, together with the Belgian Ingrid Peeters, Miss Blunik, at my side! Together we have already clinched victory in the Coupe des Dames, added to which a 5th place overall in the Cento Ore de Modena in 2017, with an AC Cobra 289. We also proved ourselves during the Tour de Belgique, the Historic Tour of Corsica, the Costa Brava Moritz, etc. Next challenge: the legendary Liège-Rome-Liège, with a Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet from 1964, belonging to a gentleman-driver and major Monegasque collector. A car created by the renowned Dr Ferdinand Porsche, whose handling and lightness allowed him to beat far more powerful machines. And notably to have won the Liège-Rome-Liège no less than four times!”


As one might imagine, participating in such a Marathon de la Route demands a fair amount of preparation. “It is necessary to be able to count on a top technical preparation and more especially a co-driver who is at home with a roadbook and an expert at navigating, Roamhy continued. With Jennifer, who is among those expert Belgian co-drivers in this type of event, we not only have the firm intention of swallowing up the 4,200 kilometres on the programme, but also to claim the Moss-Wisdom prize, awarded in honour of Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom, the first – and up until now the only – women to have achieved overall victory. That was back in 1960 at the wheel of an Austin Healey.”


As for the fact that they are the sole female team at the start of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018, in no way worries the duo … “First and foremost, we consider ourselves to be ‘competitors’, because during this rally, all that counts, is the talent, whether one is a man or woman, Roamhy and Jennifer commented. Once we have our helmet on we are all the same! The only thing that counts is to fight, to give it our all to be better than the others, aim for the podium, excel, take calculated risks, sweat in our racing overalls and deserve the applause. We also have dreams, and the dreams are neither masculine nor feminine … »


That is clear cut! As such rendezvous on Saturday 9th June at the Parc de Sept Heures in Spa to get to know this duo better and who have every intention of being widely talked about on more than one occasion throughout the seven days …
Règlement Tribute to LRL disponible
Règlement relatif au Tribute to Liege-Rome-Liege est disponible dans notre bibliothèque de documents.
Official entry list by alphabetical order
Finally, 30 teams will run the Marathon de la Route this year. Looking at the list, it's gonna be hard to win this year.
Cars and teams are better prepared. They come for a competitive rally.
The won't be dissapointed !

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The 2017 winners back in action !
The entry list for the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 event, to be held between 9th and 16th June with the start given in Spa continues to evolve. Winners of the 2017 edition with their small, old but highly efficient Ford Anglia, Christian Crucifix and Yves Noelanders have officially confirmed their return to the Marathon de la Route, obviously at the wheel of the same car.. "Taking into account the number of Porsche machines at the start, we preferred once again to play the originality card Crucifix explained. The Anglia will have the same advantages as also the same drawbacks as last year, but which in no way prevented us from clinching victory…."

Once again the battle for all out victory could well be pretty hot this year, as seeing on the one hand Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911), Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (Porsche 911) on the other, respectively 2nd and 3rd last year, will also be back for more action,  not forgetting Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911), Michel Decremer and Yannick Albert (Opel Ascona 400) to name but a few...
Naissance du Tribute to Liege-Rome-Liege
Pour diverses raisons, nombreux sont les pilotes et copilotes qui n'auront pas la possibilité de s'aligner au départ du Marathon de la Route qu'est le Liège-Rome-Liège à la sauce Trajectoire, tel qu'il sera disputé entre le 9 et le 16 juin 2018. Rarement à court d'inspiration, Jean-François Devillers et les siens ont décidé de créer le 'Tribute to Liège-Rome-Liège', qui aura lieu les samedi 9 et samedi 16 juin ! En quoi cela consiste-t-il ?

En la partie exclusivement belge du célèbre périple, à laquelle vont pouvoir prendre part des équipages concourant pour la victoire dans les seuls RT disputés chez nous, que ce soit à l'aller ou au retour de la caravane. De manière concrète, les concurrents du 'Tribute' partiront du Parc de Sept Heures à Spa le samedi 9 juin, avant de disputer les tests de régularité prévus jusqu'à la frontière belgo-luxembourgeoise. De quoi aboutir à une première hiérarchie remise en jeu le samedi 16 juin, lors du retour des participants du Liège-Rome-Liège, avec cette fois les derniers RT belges programmés depuis la frontière avec l'Allemagne, pour une arrivée sur la Place Saint-Lambert sur le coup de 18h00.

Au bout du compte, on obtiendra un classement général 'Tribute to Liège-Rome-Liège' et surtout une compétition 'partielle' qui pourrait en intéresser plus d'un. D'autant que le montant d'engagement est de 375 euros seulement, tout compris, même la remise des prix !

'trajectoire' implements the FIA regulations with a view to the future and accepts cars up to 1990
The Trajectoire team, organisers of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018, continues to double its efforts in order to offer the most prestigious of editions to be held from 9th through to 16th June. Even better, it anticipates what might well represent its future in the short term… “As with other Belgian events, the 2018 vintage of the Liège-Rome-Liège will be placed under the watchful eye of the FIA, with a view to an eventual integration in the FIA Trophy of Regularity Rallies for historic vehicles in the future, Jean-François Devillers announced. We are flattered …but this also compels the organisation to take into account some new parameters.”

Starting off with the acceptance at the start of cars relating to the Period J2, in other words those vehicles built between 1986 and 1990. “The FIA authorises this type of car, which has incited us to integrate these in this edition, Eric Chapa, the Race Director explains. Nonetheless for us it’s essential that the arrival of more modern, and therefore more comfortable and powerful cars, do not penalise the competitors with their older machines. As such an age and engine coefficient will be applied to these models, whereas the table of coefficients has been softened for the cars emanating from the period between 1980 and 1985.”

It should be noted that normally the FIA Trophy of Regularity Rallies does not apply specific coefficients for cars of the Period J2. “It’s out of the question for us to weaken the competitors taking part with true classic machines, such as last year’s Ford Anglia winner, Eric Chapa continued. We will therefore be applying this coefficient with as first and foremost objective to demonstrate the soundness of same to the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile at the end of this 2018 edition. Should this manner of proceeding not be acceptable to those responsible for the FIA Trophy of Regularity Rallies, the Liège-Rome-Liège will continue on its present take-off, as an independent event. But seeing we have received requests from competitors wishing to enter cars built between 1986 and 1990, it’s the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and more especially to be pro-active …”
The initial favourites are known!
Even though the start of the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 will be given on Saturday 9th June from the Parc de Sept Heures at Spa, a fair number of teams opted to take full advantage of the preferential entry fee to confirm their presence. In this light an initial group has been pinpointed as favourites … resolutely awaiting the competition! Among the unmissable of this 2018 edition of the Marathon de la Route, we can confirm Yves and Benoît Deflandre (Porsche 911), the winner of the Historic Monte-Carlo Rally Michel Decremer teamed up with the expedient Yannick Albert (Opel Ascona 400), the experienced Flanders based Kurt Declercq and Steven Vyncke (Porsche 911 S), not forgetting such imposing duos as Jacques Evrard and Christian Bernard (Porsche 911), Serge Adriaens and Freddy Moors (Porsche 911), Tony Kevers and Baudouin Halleux (Porsche 911), Etienne Baugnée and Benoît Remion (Porsche 911), Jean-François Delincé and the ‘Classic’ prize-winner in the Legend Boucles Julien Minguet (Ford Escort MK1), the Frenchman Jean-Pierre Verneuil and the Portuguese Antonio Caldeira (Renault 5 Alpine), Jan De Vos and Chris Goris (Porsche 911), Victor Guilmain and Paul-Henry Jans (Porsche 924 S), and so forth…

On the car front the eclecticism is definitely ensured, with the spectacular Cobra manned by Jacques and Mathieu Castelain (Shelby version) and Nico Depondt-X, but also the oldest Porsche 356 B Coupé 1960 of Luc De Vos and Bruno Mariens, presently the doyenne of the grid, the Morgan +4 of Philippe Maigne and Sylvain Vaquez, the Volvo 123 GT of Bernard Mazuyer and Jean Rick, not forgetting the Austin Healey 100/6 of Denis Duquenne and Stéphanie Kauffman. By no means an exhaustive list of entrants, which over the coming weeks will continue to grow.

“I believe we can state that this is a great basic grid, the organiser Jean-François Devillers commented. Last year various new competitors had kept a keen eye on the Liège-Rome-Liège, and they decided to be part and parcel of it next June. Some ten additional teams should be putting in an appearance on the provisional list of entrants, of which the 2017 laureate Christian Crucifix, presently awaiting a response from his co-driver, while the scheduled communication campaign will continue with a view to seducing other regularity adepts for classic machines. Taking a swift look on the site, the video images of the 2017 edition need no words. The rebirth of the ‘Marathon de la Route’ breathed on by Trajectoire, with a course drawn up by Joseph Lambert and the sporting side managed by Eric Chapa, boasts a fair power of enticement. Outcome: with some three months from the start the initial favourites are known. So, who is next? “
MY Vintage brings to Trajectoire its technichal know-how from the WRC
Preferential rate up until 28th February!
The 2018 Liège-Rome-Liège edition, scheduled to be held from 9th through to 16th June, promises to be under the most favourable auspices, and more than one frequenter of Regularity events present as a spectator at the start (Spa) or the finish (Liège) of the 2017 edition was able to convince himself of the quality of the organisation and the course. Now that the entry forms are starting to reach us, a quick reminder: time is running out for all those wishing to take advantage of the preferential rate, as the entry forms must be returned before 28th February!

“The deadline date for the preferential rate has been extended by two weeks allowing the numerous teams that had recently competed in one of the three major events at the beginning of the year to check their equipment, make the decision regarding the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 and also allow them to take advantage of this tempting registration rate”, Jean-François Devillers explained.

Up until this date the entry fee amounts to 3,690 euros, as compared to 3,990 euros after that date. Worth recalling that this amount includes the overall organisation, the sporting framework, the insurances, all lunchtime meals, the transport of the items of luggage, as also the official dinner in Liège on Saturday 16th June. A word to the wise …
Course done and dusted
An undeniable sporting success seeing all competitors of the 2017 Liège-Rome-Liège retained fond memories of the edition…. while whetting the appetite of those who were not there! This is all the Trajectoire team, needed to promptly go into action to prepare the 2018 edition, scheduled from 9th through to 16th June, based on a similar cut-out as enjoyed last summer.

Always under the responsibility of Joseph Lambert, the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 course is done and dusted … “No way are we going to divulge everything, but we can already announce that the start from the Parc de Sept Heures in Spa is retained, and that it will be followed by a first race night – less selective than this year’s to avoid the ranking being solidly rooted by the morning – then a full day which will bring the competitors to the foot of the Stelvio. This renowned mountain pass will be tackled early on Monday morning in order to limit as far as possible having to share the route with bicycle tourists and caravans, Joseph Lambert continued.

The route will then take the competitors via the Lake of Como, the surrounding area of Sestrières, the Turini pass, San Remo, Val d’Isère and Belfort, prior to returning to Liège and the arrival on the Place Saint-Lambert, similar to last June.” The first elements are known. They confirm that the Liège-Rome-Liège 2018 will be even more in line with the spirit of the various Marathons de la Route of years gone by.
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Lucio di Mori, one more asset for 'trajectoire'
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.
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 !
Christian Crucifix & Yves Noelanders winners with their 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-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 …