During a press conference on Monday afternoon in Huy, the Royal Motor Club de Huy announced that it will organize the Legend Condroz Rally in May 2024, a competition open to historic rally cars based on an idea by the Legend Boucles @ Bastogne. This finally brings the curtain down on the Condroz Rally as we knew it, which saw two deaths in the previous edition. The competition was organized 48 times in total.
The Condroz Rally was traditionally organized at the beginning of November and was for many years the final race of the BK rally. After the sad events of last year, the competition was provisionally included in the BRC 2023. In August, the organizer, in consultation with the RACB and the promoter, decided to abandon the organization this year. On Monday afternoon it became clear that the Condroz Rally, which was part of the Belgian Championship rally, may never happen again.
The organizer is now taking a different approach. The Royal Motor Club de Huy organizes the Legend Condroz Rally on May 10, 11, and 12. “The project is actually not really new,” says Yves Risac, the club’s secretary general. “The idea of organizing an event reserved for classic cars had been on the table for some time.”
The route still needs to be developed and the safety plans will be submitted at the beginning of December. The sporty design becomes a copy of the Legend @ Bastogne. “There will be a ‘Legend’ class, based on the ‘Target Time’ principle, a ‘Challenger’ class with an average speed of 80 km/h, a ‘Youngtimers’ class for cars built between 1991 and 2000, a ‘Classic 65’ for regularity with a maximum of 65 km/h and a class ‘Classic 50’ with a maximum of 50 km/h.
In addition to the Legend Condroz Rally, the Rally Condroz-Huy will be organized at the beginning of November. It will be a purely regular event, of the ‘Classic’ type. It is reminiscent of the 10 Hours of Condroz-Hesbaye that was organized in 1953 and which subsequently changed to the 12 Hours of Huy. That competition will take place on November 1, 2 and 3.