Gedinne, a charming little village at the borders of a nice paddock. On the edge of that pastoral paddock a beautiful road that climbs and descends, turning left and right, and which, forced by the logics of bending and sweeping in all kinds of directions, ends up where it first started. Which turns out to be very practical when you want to lap that road on your motorcycle. Lapping this road several consecutive times you end up having a race, a beautiful race, a hot race! As everybody wants the chequered flag first all ends up in the heat of the fight. And because of that heat they get thirsty, so some of them decide to mount a tent, put some tables and chairs in it, and a bar, of course.
Needless to say that those guys were Belgian adepts of classic racing motorcycles. So they founded a club they named CRMB (Classic Racing Motorcycles Belgium). An English name yes, because as good Belgians they thought it sounds better that way.
Now to pull up the heat a bit more, they have decided to organise once more the Belgian T(T) on 21th, 22th & 23th of August 2020 !
We’d like you to know that the races are open to all pre 1972 motorcycles and that you can take a one-off licence for this event, so there’s no excuse not to come and join us in the most beautiful race of the year at the most beautiful Belgian racetrack .
Pass the message and see you all in Gedinne!
Eddy De Keyser
A little story…
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2006 and under heavy lobbying of Miguël Parrent (former club Secretary) the CRMB decides to organise a race for the Belgian Classic Bike Championship and for the CRMB Challenge.
Its name, “Belgian Classic T”, refers to the nickname given to the Gedinne racetrack in the early 70-ies and 80-ies (the Belgian TT) which on his turn refers to the famous races on the Ile of Man.
It’s a natural road track, first used for racing purposes in 1947, and very much beloved by all the pilots (in particular the UK ones) because it is, literarily in any possible way, made for the classic motorcycle.
The Gedinne racetrack measures 5063 meters in length (approx. 3.15 miles) and has an overall width of 7,20 meters (approx. 7.8 yards). It counts 22 turns and one chicane, and though there is not one straight line over 200 meters of length (approx. 219 yards) the racetrack is considered to be a fast one. Its capacity is of 42 motorcycles and 26 side-cars. This is a racetrack with tons of fun where clean passing still is possible.