History will be able to take its course again... After having been forced, for health reasons, to give up the 2021 edition of the Legend Boucles @ Bastogne, replaced by a Balade des Legend Boucles Bastogne which was unanimously approved and which will be renewed next year, the Royal Automobile Club de Spa is working hard on the 2022 edition of its flagship event. The dates are now known: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February!
Of course, in terms of the pandemic, we can't promise anything", explains Pierre Delettre on behalf of R.A.C. Spa.
The situation has evolved favourably in recent months, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that this trend continues. That said, compared to last winter, the fundamental difference is that protocols have appeared, allowing us to adapt the organisations to the sanitary conditions of the moment. Everything is therefore being done to ensure that the Legend Boucles @ Bastogne 2022 takes place in the best possible way. All the more so as the dates chosen are ideal...".
For Pierre Delettre and his team, one of the main priorities is to avoid as much as possible any clash of dates with other winter and international events. "And this time things are looking good, as the 2022 Monte Carlo Rally was scheduled to take place two weeks before Bastogne, and the Swedish Rally is only expected at the end of February. Even Patrick and Viviane Zaniroli's Snow and Ice Rally is announced a week after us. So everyone will be able to work in good conditions, which is the main thing...".
During the next few months, the R.A.C. Spa will do everything possible to refine the course, which has already been drawn up by Eric Chapa, and to start the important communication campaign surrounding what remains the biggest road racing event in Belgium, in terms of the number of cars taking part.
In a nutshell, the Legend Boucles @ Bastogne 2022 is on the way... and it will be known!