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The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.



Second win of the year for Bumpy.

Moran takes last-gasp victory at Bovington.



  Gary Simpson. Andy Powell takes best ever result.

Mike Moran took his second Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship win of the season at round 5 in Bovington after long-time leader Martin Cox suffered engine problems on his final run.

It was Cox who set the pace early on, taking a lead of 17 seconds on run one ahead of Ryan Cooke in his Milner LRM-1.
Cox and Cooke exchanged fastest times for the first six runs and the scene was set for a close battle between the pair. Unfortunately for Cooke his car then suffered a burst radiator which forced him out of the event.

This promoted Moran to second in his AT 4x4 Challenger with Andy Powell in third. Despite a puncture late on day one Cox held an overnight lead of over two minutes after ten runs of the course.

A further seven runs took place on day two. Cox’s car had been consuming oil at an ever-increasing rate and at the end of the sixth run he was forced to stop as soon as he crossed the finish line as the engine was totally out of oil. The car was filled up again but the engine let go just after the start line of his final run and Cox had to be towed out of the course. The resultant maximum dropped him down the leaderboard and gave the win to Moran.


  Gary Simpson. Jason Sharpe comes in to land

“It’s been a great weekend and it is a privilege to race at a venue usually used by our Armed Forces,” said Moran. “I feel sorry for Martin, he drove exceptionally well and deserved to win but it’s all about getting points and the result means I still have a chance of the championship.”

“The course was phenomenal with a good mix of fast, extremely fast and rough sections. The car performed well, our new gearbox was only finished on Thursday night and it has transformed the car. Thanks to Lofthouse Motorsport and Roland at ACR for all their work on it.”

Powell continued setting good times on day two to take second place in his Simmbugghini, his best ever racing result.
“I’m elated with second place, it’s a great result for us especially as we’re in a beam axle car rather than an independent. I enjoyed the course, it was certainly a tough test of man and machine.  We had a lot of work to do on the car after the last round including fitting a new transfer box, it was touch and go whether we’d make it to Bovington but all the work has paid off.”

Mark Jacques was another driver achieving a personal best result, overcoming shaft problems on day one to finish in third. 

Cox’s final run issues saw him drop to fourth ahead of Richard Green’s Tomcat.
Paul Myers was 6th and the Isuzu of Jason Sharpe was 7th despite having to do some runs in two wheel drive after a driveshaft issue. 

In 8th was Ian Bartlett who towed Cox for almost a full lap in his Tomcat. Birthday boy Steve Smith finished 9th after stopping twice with problems on day one while Paul Harris rounded off the top ten after a troublesome event in his GSR Maxilight, the car suffering from overheating. 

In the Freelander Challenge Ian Linford took the win. Freelander newcomer Andrew Price was second. In third was the Race2Recovery crew of Grant White and Yanto Evans in their Dynamic Metals-supported car, the crew making history by becoming the first amputee pairing to enter and finish an event. Ian Letman was fourth despite rolling the car on day one.

Jon Damrel was once again victorious in the Clubman class in his Tornado.



British Cross Country Championship, Round 5 Results



  Gary Simpson. Andrew Price second on Freelander debut
1.Mike Moran/Tony Coid (AT 4x4 Indy Challenger)02:29:49
2.Andy Powell/Phil Ibbotson (Simmbugghini)02:32:41
3.Mark Jacques/Simon Last (3M Challenger)02:37:39
4.Martin Cox/Paul Carson (GSR 206 Evo 9)02:38:15
5.Richard Green/Richard Griffiths (Tomcat 100)02:43:22
6.Paul Myers/Martin Myers (Land Rover Tornado)02:45:38
7.Jason Sharpe/Russell Sharpe (Isuzu D-Max)02:51:01
8.Ian Bartlett/Gary Bartlett (Tomcat Tornado)03:03:26
9.Steve Smith/John Griffiths (JRG Indy Clio V8)03:14:43
10.Paul Harris/Mark Phelps (GSR Maxilight)03:15:48

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.

For further information contact:-

Chris Ratter Tel: 07768642914 e mail: chris@xceedmotorsport.co.uk
Selwyn Kendrick Tel: 07768 232696 e mail: selwyn4x4@aol.com


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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

Selwyn Kendrick.
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Phil

Phil Turley.
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Event Officials.

Clerk of Course.
Roberto Aliperti.
07816 135 238
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Deputy Clerk of Course
Terry Day.
07748 465059
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Deputy Clerk of Course
Peter Phillips.
07976 629884
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Communications Officer.
Phil Turley.
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Event Safety Officer
Ian Price.
O7530 293044

Chief Marshal.
Jerry Herbert.
02920 514114
079899 68992
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Secretary of Meeting.
& Entries Secretary

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

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, Bovington

19th November.
Round 6, Walters Arena