ACP Sport Awards 2023; Credit: ACL Sport

On Saturday 2 March ACL Sport, the Luxembourg Motorsport Federation, organised a motorsport evening at Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains which was attended by players in Luxembourg motorsport who came together for the awards for the most deserving across all motorsport disciplines.

Nearly 300 guests from ACL Sport took part in the awards evening; among the 286 ACL Sport licensees, 62 were honoured in their respective disciplines or for all of their work for the benefit of motorsport.

This year, it was Grégoire Munster, official M-Sport WRC driver, who won the highest distinction from ACL Sport as “Autosportler vum Joer 2023” (Motor Sportsman of the Year 2023), a title that he picked up for the first time. Following the public vote, the LMWA (Luxembourg Motorsports Writers Association), the ACL Sport Steering Committee and its sporting and technical stewards, Grégoire Munster won with a total of 277.75 points, ahead of Gil Linster (258.50 points) and the defending champion, Kevin Peters (216.50 points).

To open the ceremony, singer Naomi Ayé made a remarkable entrance by reprising her song “Paumée sur Terre”, a song she had performed during the “Luxembourg Song Contest” as part of the Eurovision qualifications.

The ACL Sport Steering Committee revealed details about its programme and the objectives set to develop motorsport in Luxembourg, with in particular a desire to make this sport more accessible. The first stone of this strategy was laid with the announcement of a new competition which will begin this year, the “F4 Esports Cup Luxembourg”. ACL Sport will offer a 100% digital cut, thus eliminating the financial barrier to getting started in motorsport. The cup will be contested over several months, with the winner being able to represent Luxembourg at the 2024 FIA Motorsport Games in the Esport discipline.

2024 also marks the return of the Eschdorf hill climb. After several years of interruptions, the organising club “Union des Pilotes” will host the event over the weekend of 4-5 May, the 32nd edition of this race, the opening round of the “Championnat du Luxembourg des Courses de Côte".