Legends

Joël Robert portrait vector illustration

1965

Joel Robert wins all the rounds of the Motocross of Nations, the Belgian team is second behind Great Britain.

Hackan Carlqvist portrait vector illustration

1988

Hackan Carlqvist is leading the race when he stops for a beer at the Chalet du Monument.

Eric Geboers portrait vector illustration

1988

Eric Geboers becomes 500cc World Champion and the first rider to win a World Championship title in all three categories (125 – 250 – 500). He is Mr. 875.

1990

Eric Geboers wins his 5th World Champion title and wins the GP. Flowers fall from the sky on the finish line as a celebration of this intense moment.

Joel Smets portrait vector illustration

2000

Joel Smets wins his 4th World Championship title and wins the GP.

Stefan Everts portrait vector illustration

2001

Stefan Everts equals Joel Robert’s record of Grand Prix victories. (50)

2006

Stefan Everts wins his 10th World Championship title.

Roger De Coster portrait vector illustration

MOST GP WINS

Roger De Coster is the driver who has won the most Grand Prix at the Citadelle. (7 times following the classification of two rounds)

THE ORGANIZERS

Pierre Chonquerez
Pierre Chonquerez

A legend or a myth is always built on a solid foundation. In order to obtain this base, you need people who invest body and soul in the development of a project which, in many cases, seems completely crazy at first sight. Since 1936, there have been many people who have led the various motorbike clubs and federations to organise competitions again and again, allowing our sportsmen and women to sublimate their art for the pleasure of the spectators! They must all be thanked and here, following our research, we have been able to list many of them. There must be others, but no one is bound to do the impossible. Our apologies to those who are not listed! We wished to put forward one of them, the one who will represent all of them, because he was one of those who fought the most for the development and the safeguard of the circuit of the Citadel of Namur. Pierre Chonquerez started in the Auto-Moto Club of Namur as a member of the Committee, and then as President for several decades. He also sat in the authorities of the Belgian Motorcycle Federation and the International Motorcycle Federation. One of his main feats of arms is the episode of 1984 when the circuit of Namur was not homologated by the FIM, leading to the cancellation of the Grand Prix that year and its glorious return in 1985.