In our April 2023 issue we reported that Patrick and Viviane Zaniroli had decided to step down from the hands-on organising of the Rally Neige et Glace and the Trophée des Alpes rallies. At that time the couple said, “Buyers have already taken steps and we should be able to announce good news in the coming weeks.” The weeks have gone by and, in the end, it is to their loyal organising team that the Zanirolis have chosen to pass the baton, while accompanying them during two years of transition up to 2025.
“Two of the main driving forces behind the organisation, Nicolas Prieur and Philippe Janssens, joined forces on behalf of the team to fulfil the conditions for this takeover. With the creation of Zoulou Racing Héritage, the future of the Neige et Glace and ultimately the Trophée des Alpes is assured! Their decision to rely on the existing team is essential in our eyes to ensure continuity and the survival of our events,” said Zaniroli.
While, the Zanirolis will continue their ‘Echappées’, tourist and epicurean excursions in and around France, as well as La TransMaroc, a regularity rally-raid in the Moroccan desert, the new team is already hard at work preparing the 69th edition of the Rallye Neige et Glace scheduled for 17-21 February 2024.
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