The 2016 season Championship Awards Dinner
Friday 13th January 2017 at the Windmill Village Hotel
The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship Dinner and Awards evening will be held at our usual venue. This is also the weekend of the Autosports show at the NEC, so is a great way of attending both events.
The evening is open to all Competitors, Organisers and Marshals and of course their guests.
For overnight accommodation please make your own arrangements with the hotel, we have secured special rates, so please mention Marches 4x4 when making your booking.
More details regarding the venue can be found by clicking the on the Windmill Village logo above.
The form to book your place at the dinner together with the menu can be downloaded here
BCCC Round 6 Walters Arena, South Wales. 5 / 6 November.
Win for Cooke.
*Walters win for Cooke and title triumph for Gould*
Ryan Cooke took victory at a dramatic final round of the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship with Martin Gould wrapping up the title win.
With four wins already this season Gould required one more finish in his Buxton 4x4 Rivet to take the championship crown.
His weekend got off to a bad start when his car stopped on the recce lap after an alternator problem and he suffered further problems on run one with a faulty clutch master cylinder.
Meanwhile Justin Birchall, who was in line to win the championship if Gould failed to finish, was forced out of the event with a damaged engine.
Colin Gould, in his Clio V8, led the BCCC crews throughout day one with Cooke taking his Milner LRM-1 to second ahead of Richard Coleby's Polaris.
A broken balljoint ended Colin's hopes of victory on day two and Cooke continued to show consistent pace to take the win.
"I'm really really chuffed with the victory," said Cooke. "It's been a long time coming and it's taken a lot of hard work by everyone involved in the team. It was a great event and, other than a driveshaft problem, the car has been trouble-free. Consistency has paid off and, for once, lady luck was on our side."
"I'd like to thank everyone involved in putting the events on and all of my team. I'd also like to thanks Fuchs, Land Rover and Paintstore of Leamington who have supported me through thick and thin."
Coleby took his best result of the season in second: "I'm very pleased with the result, we've worked hard to improve reliability so it's great to end the championship with a good finish. The course was fantastic, it really suited the UTV-style cars. Thanks to my sponsors, I'd not be able to race without their support. Hopefully we will be back next year to build on this weekend's result."
Despite his initial problems Martin Gould came through to finish in third and, in doing so, claimed the championship win. Gould commented: "The car had a lot of work done to it after Bovington and with the problems we had early on we decided to drive for a finish although we didn't want to reduce our pace too much and risk losing concentration. We got the result we needed and it's great to finally win the title after many years of trying."
Paul Harris finished fourth in his GSR Maxilight, a puncture on day two was his only real problem. Mark Jacques took his Lofthouse Freelander to fifth ahead of two Yamaha crews, John Thorne and Neil Davey.
Andy Powell overcame a day one driveshaft problem to finish eighth in his Simmbugghini with Alan Thomas and Jonny Koonja rounding off the top ten.
Ben Clay won the BCC Trophy class after a troublesome event for his rivals.
Trophy champion Phill Bayliss retired following numerous issues including a broken alternator, fuelling problems and a broken halfshaft while Nick Pritchard's car suffered a fire which put him out of the event.
Jon Damrel survived an off on day two to finish second behind Clay.
Alex Howard won the Freelander Challenge class ahead of Michael Wilson and Ian Morson. Although he finished seventh at Walters it was Pat Masters who took the Freelander Challenge championship title.
In the Clubman category Chris Bird won in his Milner R5 with a time that
would've won the event overall had he been registered for the championship.
Darren Johnson took his Yamaha YXZ 1000R to second and Sian Rogers was third in her Mitsubishi Pinin.
Britpart British Cross Country Championship round 6 Top 10 Places
Britpart BCCC Round winners 2016,
|1. Ryan Cooke/Darren Cooke (Milner LRM-1)||02:42:46|
|2. Richard Coleby/ (Polaris RZR XP Turbo)||02:43:47|
|3. Martin Gould/Simon Kerfoot (Buxton 4x4 Rivet)||02:46:40|
|4. Paul Harris/Karina James (GSR Maxilight)||02:49:06|
|5. Mark Jacques/Simon Last (Lofthouse Freelander)||02:49:29|
|6. John Thorne/ (Yamaha YZR1000R)||02:53:32|
|7. Neil Davey/Tony Barley (Yamaha YZR1000R)||02:55:07|
|8. Andy Powell/Evalda Kazla (Simmbugghini)||02:59:04|
|9. Alan Thomas/Robert Moulding (Warrior Indy)||03:15:19|
|10. Jonny Koonja/Matt Lowe (Simmbugghini)||03:24:00|
Britpart 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
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 ?
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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2017 BCCC Timetable.
8 - 9 April.
Round 1, Myherin, Tarenig.
13 - 14 May.
Round 2, Ceri.
3 - 4 June.
Round 3, Forrest Estate, Scotland
22 - 23 July.
Round 4, Radnor Forest.
9 - 10 September.
Round 5, Bovington South
21 - 22 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena