5 iconic special stages on the menu
The Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival, held on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, will be the first event of this type organized in Belgium. In total, the participants will complete no fewer than 10 special stages, covering more than 100 kilometres. The ever-popular and still highly respected Robert Droogmans could not miss this event!
Both in Huy and Namur, the R4P team is busy preparing for the first edition of the Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival. While applications are pouring in at the organizers’ office, a first eye-catcher can already be announced. Robert Droogmans will be one of the participants of this first Festival organized on Belgian soil. “We are very pleased to welcome Robert at the wheel of a Porsche 911. He is a driver who has written many beautiful pages of Belgian rally history and he still cherishes a true passion for rallying,” says a delighted Yves Matton.
In the 80s and 90s, Robert Droogmans already set some fantastic performances on the rally roads in and around Huy and Namur, and he can hardly wait to taste the rally atmosphere during the Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival: “I already took part in the Eifel Rallye Festival once and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend the first Festival on Belgian soil. Certainly not if it is organized by the R4P team in such a beautiful region!”
10 special stages, covering more than 100 km
The menu of the first edition of Rally 4 Passion will be one to enjoy. On Friday, April 26, after the technical scrutineering, the participants will leave the service park – which they share with the teams of the Rallye de Wallonie – towards Huy to complete a Prologue reserved exclusively for the Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival. This Prologue consists of two non-timed passages on the Ben-Ahin special stage, covering just over 22 kilometres. A particularly spectacular stage, which is greatly appreciated by both spectators and drivers.
On Saturday, two loops of four special stages are to be covered by the participants of the Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival, who will follow the drivers of the Belgian Rally Championship on the natural and spectacular stages of Mohiville-Nettine, Natoye, Crupet and Wartet. More than 84 kilometres of pure driving pleasure on closed and secured roads. The first edition of the Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival, organized under the auspices of the RACB and in collaboration with the organizers of the Rallye de Wallonie, is open to the most iconic cars in rally history.
Iconic cars that made us dream
The absence of any notion of competition and timing allows the Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival to be open – subject to the approval of the candidacy based on the eligibility criteria – to cars that are usually not allowed to participate in speed rallies, both in Belgium and elsewhere. These include the famous Group B cars or the World Rally Cars, obviously to the delight of those nostalgic for the golden age of rallying. All this in a very relaxed atmosphere, where the show element of this large ‘Demo’, held in optimal safety conditions, is the most important.
So see you on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, for the first edition of the Rally 4 Passion – Huy-Namur Rallye Festival, because it promises to be a great rally party!