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Chimay was the home of the Grand Prix des Frontières from 1926, named due to its proximity to the French border. The fast, temporary road course to the northwest of the town held Formula 1 races on two occasions although it became outdated and dangerous during the 1960s. Chicanes were added to slow cars in 1990 but despite that, the 1992 Belgian Procar meeting was marred by two fatalities – first to a spectator and later to amateur racing driver Guy Nève. The full layout has since been used for the occasional historic festival and an abbreviated version that now holds national events was opened in 1995.