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bccc cross country championship
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The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.

BCCC Round 5 Bovington, Dorset.   9 / 10 September.

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Four wins for Gould.

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  Gary Simpson.  Season's best for Jacques.

*Gould battles to Bovington BCCC win*

Martin Gould overcame several problems with his Buxton 4x4 Rivet to take his fourth Britpart MSA BCCC win of the season.

The event was held at the Bovington MoD tank training facility and, as usual, a very tough and wet course awaited the crews.

Gould was quickest on the opening run but he faced a tough challenge with Ben Duckworth, Justin Birchall and Andy Deguilio all challenging for the top spot. Deguilio's victory hopes were ended with broken front diff on his Milner R5 but the battle between Gould, Duckworth and Birchall continued with just 29 seconds separating the top three positions after day one's eight runs.

The course and the conditions proved to be very difficult and the attrition rate was high. Amongst those not making it to day two were Adrian Marfell who had gearbox problems on his Fouquet and Mike Moran who had a power steering pump failure on his Lofthouse Evo.

Birchall was fastest on the first run of day two to move into second place but he was then forced into retirement after a sensor broke and a replacement couldn't be sourced. With Duckworth having fuel pressure problem on his Milner LRM-1 Gould was able to extend his lead to over three minutes at the conclusion of the event.

"It was a very difficult event and we had our fair share of problems including oil issues and a broken gearstick linkage," said Gould. "I really wanted to win this one so we threw everything at it. I'm very happy with the result, lots of crews didn't finish and the venue is extremely tough on the cars so getting to the end is a big achievement."

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  Gary Simpson.  Rowlands' win the Trophy.

Duckworth's second was his best BCCC result of the season: "I'm happy with that, we tried really hard and it was good to be challenging for the win. We had fuel pressure and charging issues which held us back a bit but we overcame those. I really enjoyed the event, it was a brilliant course - our car went well in all the rough sections. Thank you to all the organisers."

Mark Jacques was another driver getting his best result of the season, taking his Lofthouse Freelander to third. Rob Bool was fourth and Britpart's Paul Myers overcame a broken track rod end to finish fifth.
Steve Smith was sixth and Ryan Cooke was seventh after a tough event which included a maximum after losing a wheel in the "Alpine" section of the course. Rounding off the BCCC finishers was Richard Coleby who battled suspension problems on his Polaris RZR.

In the BCC Trophy it was Paul Rowlands who took the win in his Can Am DS as his main rival both retired, Jon Damrel's Tornado stopped at the end of the opening run with a waterlogged Tornado and Joe Quirk was forced out with a broken engine in his Yamaha.

The Freelander Challenge saw Pat Masters and Mike Wilson finish on exactly the same time after 14 runs of the course. Graham White finished in third place.

Jason Rowlands won the Clubman category in his Yamaha YXZ SS with a time that would've placed him third overall had he been doing the BCCC.

Please visit www.facebook.com/msabccc for post-event photographs.

Britpart British Cross Country Championship round 5 Top 8 Places

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  Gary Simpson.  Wilson joint fastest in the Freelanders.
1. Martin Gould/Simon Kerfoot (Buxton 4x4 Rivet)01:55:14
2 Ben Duckworth/Matt Cook (Milner LRM-1) 01:58:18
3 Mark Jacques/Adam Nicholson (Lofthouse Freelander) 02:03:39
4 Rob Bool/Aaron Burch (AT Challenger)02:12:16
5 Paul Myers/Martin Myers (Land Rover Tornado)02:26:04
6. Steve Smith/John Griffith (JRG Clio V8)02:26:47
7. Ryan Cooke/Darren Cooke (Milner LRM-1) 02:36:1302:36:13
8. Richard Coleby (Polaris RZR XP Turbo) 02:40:47

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 ?

Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship campsite
  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.
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Marches Management.

Selwyn Kendrick

Selwyn Kendrick.
Tel:07768 232696


Phil Turley

Phil Turley.
Tel: 07530 366114

Event Officials.

Clerk of Course.
Selwyn Kendrick.
07768 232696

Deputy Clerk of Course
Terry Day.
07748 465059

Deputy Clerk of Course &
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, 07896 967 443

Eligibility Scrutineer.
Vic Palmer.
0785 077 6247

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2017 BCCC Timetable.

8 - 9 April.
Round 1, Myherin, Tarenig.

13 - 14 May.
Round 2, Radnor Forest.

3 - 4 June.
Round 3, Forest Estate, Scotland

22 - 23 July.
Round 4, Ceri.

9 - 10 September.
Round 5, Bovington South

21 - 22 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena

Motors TV Coverage.

28th April. 20.38hrs.
Round 1, Myherin.

2nd June. 21.13hrs.
Round 2, Radnor.

23rd June. 21.30hrs.
Round 3, Forrest Estate

11th August. 22.14hrs.
Round 4, Ceri.

29th September. 21.48hrs.
Round 5, Bovington

10th November. 21.23hrs
Round 6, Walters Arena