Abbeville. Antonin and Benoît are ready to set the course for the 4L Trophy 2022

Antonin Boulanger, 21, and Benoît Bappel, 22, dream of tracing the road to Morocco from February 17 to 27 with their 1985 van, as part of the 4L Trophy.
Antonin Boulanger, 21, and Benoît Bappel, 22, dream of tracing the road to Morocco from February 17 to 27 with their 1985 van, as part of the 4L Trophy. (© Le Journal d’Abbeville)

After a false start in 2021 due to Covid 19, Antonin Boulanger, an inhabitant ofAbbeville (Sum) hopes he can take the start of the 2022 edition of the 4L Trophy with his 1985 van in very good condition.

Last year, the postponement of the adventure to May, had forced the Abbeville crew not to participate. Examinations above all!

Change of teammate

At the start of 2022, it is showing the same energy. With a change in size. He changed his teammate, the first having decided to withdraw from the project at the end of 2021.

Antonin, student in Dynamics, geography of territories in Amiens, will finally leave with Benoit Bappel, a childhood friend who studies in Paris (Master in project management): “When Antonin asked me, I said yes straight away. The only constraint in the end was time. But today, we are ready ”.

A budget of 12,000 €

Antonin and Benoît have completed a budget of € 12,000 (including the purchase of the car for € 3,700, registration of more than € 3,300…) to achieve this challenge.

The sponsors were there and the stock of school supplies is now gathered.

Borders closed until January 31

The pair are now looking at the calendar with a departure scheduled for February 14 or 15 from Abbeville to reach the city of departure, Biarritz.


Then to him the adventure of the 4L trophy, this humanitarian raid with assistance, open to students, the aim of which is to bring school supplies to Morocco and to help with the education of children thanks to the association Enfants du Désert.

Provided that Morocco authorizes entry into its territory. Its borders are currently closed until January 31.

“If the borders remain closed, the organization has planned to adapt the raid to countries that are open.”

Antonin and Benoît

If the health situation allows it, the adventure will therefore take place from February 17 to 27. And everyone can follow the duo’s adventure on their Facebook page or on Instagram: 4ldorado Samarien.

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