The Legend Boucles de Bastogne 2015 was held 20-21 February outside the town of Bastogne in Belgium. The field of participants in the 9th annual regularity rally was again greeted with demanding conditions that made navigating the Belgian Ardennes countryside even more difficult.
The famed Boucles de Spa Rally was held between 1953 and 1990, known for its snowy weather and a landscape that challenged the world’s best rally participants. Revived in 2006, the 2015 edition saw the base of the rally move from Spa to the town of Bastogne, bringing with it new and longer routes and more space for spectators and participants.
The Legend Boucles de Bastogne Rally 2015 saw a field of more than 200 historic cars entered, grouped into two classifications: the Legends and Classic where the classics have to complete the stages with an average of 50km/h and the Legends at 80 km/h.
The top prize in the Legends classification at Legend Boucles 2015 went to the Ford Escort RS of Duval / Bourdeaud, followed by Ford Escort RS of De Borman / Louka and the Porsche Carrera RS of Munster / Hansen. The Classic group saw a competitive battle won by the Christophe Berteloot and Frederic Cancel in their Porsche 911 SC over the Renault R5 Alpine of Piraux / Monard and the Baillet duo in their Porsche 911.
There were also a nice selection of ‘demonstration’ cars proving their mettle, including a Lancia Delta HF 4WD and Delta HF Integrale; Subaru Impreza 555; Peugeot 205 Turbo 16; Audi Sport Quattro and Sport Quattro S1 and a Toyota Celica ST 165. Finnish driver Markku Alen, whom once held the record for most stage wins in the World Rally Championship, participated in a Fiat Abarth 131 Rally.
Photographer Julien Mahiels documented the Legend Boucles de Bastogne Rally 2015, offering the following photos from the 9th running of the Boucles de Spa Rally retrospective. We split up Julien’s beautiful pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found by clicking here and gives a comprehensive view of all 117 photographs. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.
Legend Boucles de Bastogne Rally 2015 – Featured Photo Gallery
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