Tour of Flanders 2022 – Ronde van Vlaanderen

Autostal Hemicuda organized the 21st Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen), a navigation and regularity race for cars more than 30 years old. The race qualified for the “Marathon Challenge 2022” of the Flemish Automobile Federation.

The Tour of Flanders is a navigation race for vintage cars. The art consists of driving the 350-kilometer long and secret route as accurately as possible using ball arrow and challenging map reading sections. A number of regularity tests require an extra bit of concentration from the driver and navigator.

De Jaeger Geert / De Jaeger Cédric - 1970 Porsche 911
De Jaeger Geert / De Jaeger Cédric – 1970 Porsche 911

The navigation is not complex, the emphasis in this type of marathon race is not on searching, but on driving in a sporty manner – of course always respecting the road code.

Autostal Hemicuda went back to the roots of the race in this edition, where the emphasis is a little more on navigation (75%) rather than regularity (25%). There were only ten regularity trials, where the aim was to maintain a specified average speed as precisely as possible.

Berteloot Christophe  / Gengoux Baptiste - 1983 Porsche 924
Berteloot Christophe  / Gengoux Baptiste – 1983 Porsche 924

The duo  Vanderspinnen Kurt / Van Overschelde Bjorn took the final victory in their 1964 Ford Cortina. They turned out to be the best “all-rounder”, as the penalty points were very evenly distributed between the navigation and regularity sections. No Porsche could be found on the podium. Berteloot Christophe  / Gengoux Baptiste finished on the 7th spot in their 1983 Porsche 924.

Picture gallery Tour of Flanders / Ronde van Vlaanderen

Pictures courtesy Wilfried Geerts

More information and full results at Hemicuda.be