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The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.

Another win for Martin Cox.

Cox celebrates victory at tough Radnor event

  Gary Simpson. Moran takes second place.

Martin Cox took his second Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship win of the season at a tough event in Radnor forest.

Cox made a great start, quickest overall by 21 seconds on the opening run in his GSR 206. Paul Garner set the pace on the next three runs but Cox still led by 8 seconds.

With Garner retiring on run 6 it was Mike Moran who was Cox’s nearest challenger with Paul Myers in third. Myers soon joined Garner on the retirements list though, a blown head gasket on his Land Rover Tornado forcing him out.

After day one’s 9 runs Cox held a lead of 1m 40s over Moran with Steve Smith in third in his JRG Clio.

A further 7 runs took place on day two. Cox continued to head the leaderboard and, helped by Moran suffering a puncture, he finished over five minutes ahead of the pack.

  Gary Simpson. Tough event for Andy Powell

“I’m happy with the result, it’s more points in the bag for the championship,” said Cox. “We put in a quick time on the first run and maintained the lead from there. It wasn’t a troublefree event though, we had issues with the power steering fluid leaking and the brake pipes had to be replaced amongst other things. We also found a deer running along the course at one point!”

“ The course was very demanding and challenging, it was a real test of the cars and drivers. Thanks to all the marshals and organisers for a great event.”

Moran was pleased with second place to follow up the win he had at round three.

“It was a tough old course and I was pretty nervous with all the mechanical ailments most cars were suffering from. Other than the puncture on day two we had no issues though. Martin was too quick for me, he deserves the win, I’m pleased with second. “

Smith completed a good event in the V8-powered Clio in third overall ahead of Andy Powell who overcame several car issues to finish fourth.

“We spent a fair proportion of time on Saturday fixing the car,” said Powell. “Issues included a broken steering box, stub shaft and king pins. The intercom was faulty too. To round off a very tough event we did the last two runs with a broken exhaust. I’m pleased to come away with fourth after all that.”

  Gary Simpson. Eighth for Richard Green

Mark Jacques followed up his sixth place in the Welsh Hill rally with fifth at Radnor. Jason Sharpe was 6th in his Isuzu D-Max.

In 7th was Ryan Cooke who had 2013 BCCC champion Dan Lofthouse in the navigator’s seat. Cooke had a trying weekend with a broken shock absorber on the first run followed by a failed power steering belt on run two. His woes continued on day two with the car having cooling issues but he managed to get to the finish. The final classified finisher was Richard Green who had been up to fifth place before fuel pump problems on day two resulted in a maximum.

Alan Thomas was the only entry in the Trophy championship and he retired on day two. There were no finishers in the Freelander Challenge either. The Race2Recovery car retired after a roll caused by broken rear suspension. Ian Letman had major clutch problems on day one. He eventually got it fixed and was able to do some runs on day two but he had too many maximums to be classified as a finisher.
Ian Linford looked to be heading for a repeat of his round three win but a broken cambelt early on the second day put him out of the event.

In the Clubman category 2013 BCCC drivers Andi Skelley and Tom Hipkiss entered their Milners. Skelley’s car had a head gasket failure early in the event while Hipkiss did not contest day two. Jon Damrel battled various issues on his Tornado to take the category win.

The next championship round will take place at Epynt in Wales on 13-14th September.

British Cross Country Championship, Round 4 Results

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1.Martin Cox/Paul Carson (GSR 206 Evo 9) 02:08:30
2.Mike Moran/Tony Coid (AT 4x4 Indy Challenger) 02:13:56
3.Steve Smith/John Griffiths (JRG Indy Clio V8) 02:14:54
4.Andy Powell/Phil Ibbotson (Simmbugghini)02:19:23
5.Mark Jacques/Simon Last (3M Challenger)02:35:27
6.Jason Sharpe/Russell Sharpe (Isuzu D-Max)02:37:09
7.Ryan Cooke/Dan Lofthouse (Milner LRM-1)02:44:00
8.Richard Green/Richard Griffiths (Tomcat 100)02:44:32

Clubman Winner.

Jon Damrel (Tornado)

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The Britpart Freelander Challenge.

  Gary Simpson.     Tony Harris in his Freelander
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Britpart, the sponsors of the MSA British Cross Country Championship have launched the Britpart Freelander Challenge.

Comprising of 4 rounds, the Britpart Freelander Challenge will tackle any four rounds of the six published BCCC rounds.

In an effort to encourage newcomers to our sport the Freelanders will be standard production vehicles with only the addition of the safety features needed to comply with the requirements of the MSA.
These vehicles will be road legal, in fact they could be used for the family shopping on a Friday and rallying across the moors of Scotland on the Saturday.

The Britpart Freelander Challenge brings a level playing field to our sport. All cars will be identical, only the skill of the driver and navigator will make the difference needed to get in the points.

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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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Marches Management.


Selwyn Kendrick.
Tel:07768 232696



Phil Turley.
Tel: 07831 406085

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.
07831 406085

Event Safety Officer
Ian Price.
O7530 293044

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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2014 BCCC Timetable.

12 - 13 April.
Round 1, Pikes Peak

10 - 11 May.
Round 2, Ebbw Vale

7 - 8 June.
Round 3, Forrest Estate

26 - 27 July.
Round 4, Radnor

13 - 14 September.
Round 5, Sennybridge

25 - 26 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena

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7th May.
Round 1, Pikes Peak

4th June.
Round 2, Ebbw Vale

2nd July.
Round 3, Forrest Estate

20th August.
Round 4, Radnor

8th October.
Round 5, Sennybridge

19th November.
Round 6, Walters Arena