Organized from 1948 to 1974, Le Tour de Belgique has always occupied a special place in the universe of the Belgian rally. Set up at a time where a road test was necessarily a marathon, the rally has evolved over time in his conduct, without ever divest itself of what has always been its lines of force: endurance, speed and regularity.
Originally, Le Tour de Belgique was, like all road rallies, described as a test of regularity. It is as well as in the rules of the 13th edition, in 1961, it is entitled "international car regularity event".
The evolution of the road rallies at the end of the 60’s, containing many “special stages” where the competitors were struggling in order to reach the arrival as fast as possible, will push the organizer of the time, the Royal Motor Union, to adopt an original plan. Like in the “Tour de France automobile”, it has introduced, in addition to the road section itself, races on the national circuits which are then Chimay, Zolder, Mettet and Nivelles.