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The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.

Some preseason news.

Our media coverage

Media coverage for 2016 confirmed:-
There will be a television show for each round covering the BCCC, Trophy and Freelander Challenge.

AJK TV will do the filming and production and it will be shown on Motors TV initially with an online version available on the BCCC TV You Tube channel, usually 2-3 weeks later.

The only official photographer is Gary (Songasport) and he will also be doing the event previews/reports/social media write-ups.
As in previous years there will be deals available for season-long supply of pictures and/or video.
Gary will email everyone who enters with details before the season starts.

Polaris team step up to the BCCC

As the countdown to the 2016 Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship continues, Polaris Industries have announced plans to compete in this year's series with their Polaris RZR.

The factory-backed team debuted their car last year and they contested several events in regional championships in preparation for their BCCC challenge.

"Polaris Industries are pleased to announce that they will contest the BCCC in 2016," said driver Richard Coleby. "After a successful development season in 2015 the original factory-backed UTV team are looking forward to a competitive season this year. The entry coincides well with the introduction of the new Polaris RZR Turbo, the most powerful manufacturer produced UTV on the market. With 144 bhp straight from the box the Polaris RZR is certainly going to be an exciting spectacle in the BCCC this year."

For more details Click here.

Marches announce new entry fees for 2016 BCCC

The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship entry fee for 2016 is £2000.00
If the payment is made before 1st February then there will be a reduced entry fee of £1800.00
As usual payments can be made with a current cheque together with 2 postdated cheques.
More details from our Entries Secretary, contact details on the LHS of this page.

Yamaha announce the UK's first full factory backed UTV race team

Working with recognised UTV racing operation, Thorney Motorsport, Yamaha have launched the UK's first dedicated, factory backed UTV race team competing in selected UK and international races for 2016.

Central to the racing plans are a pair of Yamaha YXZ1000R UTV's competing the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship, one car to be driven by Thorney Motorsport owner and team principal John Thorne.

For more details Click here.

2015 Champions

BCCC Champion - Mike Moran / Tony Coid - AT4x4 Challenger. BCCC Champion - Mike Moran / Tony Coid - AT4x4 Challenger. Trophy Champion - Nick Pritchard / Lee Pritchard - Goka Buggy. Trophy Champion - Nick Pritchard / Lee Pritchard - Goka Buggy. Freelander Challenge Champion - Ian Linford/Demelza Scholes - Landrover Freelander. Freelander Challenge Champion - Ian Linford/Demelza Scholes - Landrover Freelander.

Britpart British Cross Country Championship Top 6 Places

  Gary Simpson.  Second for Andy Powell & Phil Ibbotson.
1. Mike Moran/Tony Coid (AT4x4 Challenger.)412
2. Andy Powell/Phil Ibbotson (Simmbugghini)370
3. Ryan Cooke/Chris Cooke (Milner LRM-1 )356
4. Mark Jacques/Simon Last (3M Challenger )346
5. Steve Smith/John Griffiths (JRG Indy Clio V8)346
6. Neil Davey/Tony Barley (GSR 206 Evo 8)344

Britpart British Cross Country Trophy Top 4 Places

  Gary Simpson.  Second for Steve Anning & Chris Jenkins.
1. Nick Pritchard/Lee Pritchard (Goka Buggy)407
2. Steve Anning/Chris Jenkins (Peugeot M3)333
3. Sian Rogers/Tom Harris (Mitsubishi Pinin)299
4. Jon Damrel/Nic Blundell (Tornado)158

Britpart Freelander Challenge Top 6 Places

  Gary Simpson.  Second for Andy & Mike Price.
1. Ian Linford/Demelza Scholes354
2. Andy Price/Mike Price298
3. Louisa Felice/Jessica Reynolds274
4. Pat Masters/Aiden Reynard149
5. Alastair Moore-Myers/Brian Chase118
6. Craig Bounds/Colin Batten98

Britpart Production Sunday Cup.

  Gary Simpson.  John Pickering wins Production Sunday Cup.

This is a new potential series that we will be running in an attempt to create a feeder to the main Championship as well as trying to offer something to other potential competitors.

The Series, as its name suggests, will only allow Production vehicles and, obviously, will only run on the Sunday of a round.

Only four rounds will count and, unusually, the rounds that will count have to be stated before starting a competitors first event.
This is to help new competitors learn to keep a vehicle going rather than 'going for broke' without thinking of the consequences.

The Championship is aimed at both new competitors as well a existing competitors in Hill Rallies who would like to compete on the smoother road of the British Championship as well as running on events that are part of the British Championship.
There are also, probably, people out there who only want, or only able, to compete on Sundays. Where you existing competitors come in is that you may have contacts with people who may be interested in running in this new Series.
For those of you with businesses there may even be a potential to prepare vehicles for the Series.

The Regulations are, loosely, based on the Freelander Regs with a few modifications to allow any production vehicle and limit a few of the modifications allowed in that Championship.

If you would like more information, then please call John Devenport on 07968 124332 or 02476 327052 who has been working with Selwyn and the MSA to put this together.

The regulations can be downloaded from here

About the BCCC Championship.

Previously known as the BORC, the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship comprises of six rounds, each round will be run over two days.

Single venues from fast gravel tracks, fields, forests and the wild exposed landscape of England, Scotland and Wales.

Each round will bring the needs for different driver skills, a single stage of between 5 and 10 miles which will be run a number of times over the weekend, typically between 12 and 15.
The championship is open to National A's and B's. As in previous years we are using control tyres from the MSA "Blue Book" list, ref; (L) list 5(a) All- Terrain Tyres. Cars do not need to be road legal.

We will also accept entries from Clubmans, they may enter just for the weekend. This is an ideal way to test the water or to just enjoy a great weekends sport for a small outlay. You will experiance a great atmosphere and enjoy the camaraderie between competitors.

The usual Marches circus will be in attendance and will provide toilets, all day and evening catering together with camping, all of which is usually available from the Friday.

For further details please contact me. For information regarding tyres or other matters relating to vehicles then please contact Vic Palmer our Championship Eligibility Scrutineer on 07850776247

Our Commitment.

Marches 4x4 take great pride in being in the forefront of environmental awareness and our competitive routes are carefully chosen to minimise the impact on the terrain and wildlife.
We take the same care with our rescue and recovery crews and feel we have chosen the best available.
Our marshals are the backbone of all our events and their long hours and dedication in all weathers ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for everyone.
In addition to attending MSA training days they also attend Marches training weekends where the different demands and skills needed for Cross Country events can be addressed.

Marches 4x4 is a profesional and dedicated team of enthusiasts striving to provide the best cross country motorsport for the benefit of everyone.

Marches 4x4 .... Who Are We ?

  Gary Simpson.  The campsite and service at a BCCC round at Baden Hall.

Marches 4x4 Motorsport Management Ltd was set up and founded in 2000 by four dedicated off-road enthusiasts through which to promote and run the MSA British Off Road Championship rounds and to promote motor sport both on and off road.

2001 was the year that Foot & Mouth raged through the Countryside there were no MSA British Off Road Championship rounds that year and so Marches 4x4 held several single venue Festivals around the Country instead.

In 2002 the team organised the MSA British Off Road Championship which consists of 5 rounds, and are as far apart as South Wales and Scotland.
Each round is held over two days and is a single venue event with up to 14 runs.

We hold an annual Championship Awards Dinner which is held in the Midlands and is attended by both competitors and the organising team.

Most of the Marches Team are involved with several other events, and have ran a stage on a number of stage rallies in addition to providing radio control, safety radio crews, course cars, course closing cars, stage commanders, Clerks of the course, event safety officers, setting up stages and marshalling.

Marches 4x4 Motorsport Management Ltd is a non-profit making organisation and we are grateful for the time and assistance from all our team members and volunteers who give freely to promote and develop the sport.


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Contact the Marches Team.

Marches Management.


Selwyn Kendrick.
Tel:07768 232696



Phil Turley.
Tel: 07530 366114

Event Officials.

Clerk of Course.
Roberto Aliperti.
07816 135 238

Deputy Clerk of Course
Terry Day.
07748 465059

Deputy Clerk of Course
Peter Phillips.
07976 629884

Communications Officer.
Phil Turley.
07530 366114

Chief Marshal.
Jerry Herbert.
02920 514114
079899 68992

Secretary of Meeting.
& Entries Secretary

Lilian Turley
Oakdene, 32 Park Road
Berry Hill, Coleford
Gloucestershire GL16 7QU
01594 810161, 07831 409 639

Eligibility Scrutineer.
Vic Palmer.
0785 077 6247

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2016 BCCC Timetable.

9 - 10 April.
Round 1, Pikes Peak, Myherin

7 - 8 May.
Round 2, Bovington North

4 - 5 June.
Round 3, Forrest Estate, Scotland

23 - 24 July.
Round 4, Ceri/Hafren

10 - 11 September.
Round 5, Bovington South

5 - 6 November.
Round 6, Walters Arena