|Title:||Course de Côte de ‘M’ de Bomerée|
|Elevation change:||165 metres (5,15%)|
|Altitude finishline:||220 metres|
|GPS coordinates:||50° 21′ 56.16″ – 4° 23′ 39.48″|
|Average Speed:||140,44 km/h|
|Short Facts||Oldest Hillclimb in Belgium.|
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|11/06/1989||Hervé Bayard||Ralt RT30||2:02,41||Results|
|17/06/1990||Hervé Bayard||Ralt RT30||2:03,58||Results|
|16/06/1991||Christian Hauser||Martini MK42B||2:01,27||Results|
|21/06/1992||Christian Hauser||Martini MK42B||2:06,94||Results|
|20/06/1993||Christian Hauser||Martini MK42B||1:58,68||Results|
|19/06/1994||Alfred Buchem||Reynard 88D||1:59,06||Results|
|15/09/1996||Christian Hauser||Martini MK69||1:59,72||Results|
|24/08/1997||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||1:59,78||Results|
|26/08/2001||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||1:56,621||Results|
|25/08/2002||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||1:55,242||Results|
|24/08/2003||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||1:55,110||Results|
|22/08/2004||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||57,266||Results|
|28/08/2005||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||1:54,586||Results|
|27/08/2006||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||1:57,111||Results|
|26/08/2007||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||56,710||Results|
|24/08/2008||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||55,592||Results|
|23/08/2009||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||57,141||Results|
|22/08/2010||Jelle De Coninck||Norma M20F||57,172||Results|
|28/08/2011||Jelle De Coninck||Norma M20F||56,544||Results|
|26/08/2012||Jelle De Coninck||Norma M20F||58,997||Results|
|25/08/2013||Jelle De Coninck||Norma M20F||57,48||Results|
|24/08/2014||Jelle De Coninck||Norma M20F||56,46||Results|
|23/08/2015||Jacques Marchal||Norma M20F||58,89||Results|
|21/08/2016||Anthony Loeuilleux||Tatuus Master||1:04,85||Results|
|20/08/2017||Jelle de Coninck||Norma M20 FC||53,83||Results|
|26/08/2018||Jacques Marchal||Norma M20F||56,55||Results|
|25/08/2019||Jean Schmits||Ralt F3000||56,95||Results|
Perhaps the strangest Hillclimb in Europe is the Course de Côte de ‘M’ de Bomerée. Nothing more than three blunt hairpins and two (almost) 90 degree turns make up this racetrack. In recent history a tire chicane was added on the finish straight. It is one of the oldest hillclimbs in Belgium. Once it was on the outskirts of the town but today the urbanisation swallowed almost the whole track.
The ‘M’ de Bomerée hill is situated on the territory of Montigny-le-Tilleul. This town is a suburb of the fifth largest city in Belgium: Charleroi. Charleroi can be translated literally as “King Charles”. This King Charles denotes Charles II of Spain. The Spanish ruled over the southern Netherlands at the time and they build a large fortress at Charleroi. The site was chosen as it overlooks the Sambre River.
Charleroi did not develop much until the industrial revolution in the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The coalmines attracted large steel factories and the city boomed. For a time Belgium became the second most industrialised nation in the world and Charleroi was very much the center of it. After the second world war the economic growth came to a halt. The mines closed and the industries left. The decay set in rapidly. By the end of the city many citizens in Belgium considered Charleroi the dirtiest, most dangerous, most depressing city in Belgium. More recently serious attempts are made to revitalize the area. One of the economic pillars is the airport. Thanks to a certain Irish low-budget airline the Charleroi Airport became the South-Brussels Airport. But beware, as the capital of Belgium is still 60km on some of the busiest roads further north. From a cultural point of view, the city is trying to position itself as a forerunner in modern art, design and photography. The largest museum however is dedicated to the mining industry that once brought the city so much wealth. The museum at the Bois du Cazier mine is located in Marcinelle where in 1956 262 miners died. It was the biggest mine disaster in Belgium ever. A large part of the museum keeps the memory of this disaster alive. The Bois du Cazier location is also a World Heritage Site since 2012.
zou ik met een fia internationale hillclimb licentie eenmalig mee mogen rijden? of moeten we dan nog een dag licentie regelen? en zijn de inschrijfformulieren ook ergens in het nederlands te vinden?
Voor dit soort specifieke vragen kun je beter contact opnemen met de organisatie zelf, of met de club waar je je licentie hebt gehaald.