The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.
Championship Awards for 2014
Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship
|1st Overall Mike Moran/Tony Coid||1st In Class B & Double Cab Award: Jason Sharpe|
|2nd Overall Martin Cox/Paul Carson||1st In Class F: Ian Bartlett|
|3rd Overall + Beam Axle Award Paul & Martin Myers||2nd In Class F: Andrew West|
|1st In Class G1: Richard Green|
|2nd In Class G1: Paul Harris|
|1st In Class H1: Andy Powell|
|2nd In Class H1: Mark Jacques|
|3rd In Class H1: Steve Smith|
|1st Overall: Ian Linford/Demelza Scholes||1st In Class: Paul Cumpstone|
|2nd Overall: Grant White/Yanto Evans|
|3rd Overall: Ian Letman/Colin Batten|
Britpart British Cross Country Trophy
|1st Overall: Alan Thomas.|
Moran takes BCCC title after Walters win.
Mike Moran won the final round of the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship and in doing so took the championship title.
With dropped scores taken into account Moran and Martin Cox were level on points going into the event so whoever finished ahead at Walters would take the title.
Cox’s challenge got off to a bad start with the power steering hose bursting on the opening run, meaning that he was in fourth place, 34 seconds behind Moran. The drama was to continue for Cox, with a banjo bolt breaking and an excursion into a ditch. He ended day one in second place but 1m 45 off the lead.
Moran meanwhile was having a trouble-free day in his AT 4x4 Indy Challenger, setting the fastest time on seven of the day’s eight runs. In third place overnight was Paul Myers in his Land Rover Tornado.
Moran continued to set the pace early on two day, extending his lead by a further 15 seconds on the opening two runs. Cox was quickest on the final five runs of the event but, despite Moran losing time with a puncture, he couldn’t make up enough time to take the win.
“I’m gutted,” said Cox. “We’ve been quick all year and it’s very disappointing that mechanical problems here and at the last round have cost us the title. The power steering problem cost around 50 seconds and, without any spares, we had to fabricate a replacement on site. We also lost around 40 seconds stuck in the ditch”
“It’s been a fantastic season though with good comradeship amongst the crews”
The victory was Moran’s third of the season and it gave him his first BCCC title.
“It’s a dream come true and totally unexpected,” commented Moran. “. I feel sorry for Martin, he was within one run of wrapping the title up at the previous round but his engine problems gave us a chance which we’ve taken. We were consistently fast this weekend, the development work we’ve done on the gearbox with Lofthouse Motorsport, ACR and PPG has really paid dividends. After Dan winning last year it’s nice that another Lofthouse-prepared car has won the championship.”
“We’ve had six excellent courses this year and it’s been a great battle. Thank you to all the organisers and marshals for a brilliant championship, the competition has been excellent. ”
With Myers suffering a blown engine Andy Powell rounded off the top three in his Simmbugghini, despite navigator Phil Ibbotson being forced out of the event after sustaining an eye injury on the third run.
“It’s been a good weekend and a blinding one for Phil,” said Andy. “I’m pleased with another podium finish, we’ve ended the year well after a poor start to the championship.”
“It was a tough event and the car is ready for some work over the winter including another gearbox rebuild. We’ll hopefully be back for more next year. Thanks to Paul Harris for stepping into the navigator seat.”
Mark Jacques finished fourth in his 3M Challenger with Richard Green taking his Tomcat to fifth. Steve Smith was sixth in the JRG Clio ahead of Ian Bartlett. Jason Sharpe was the final BCCC finisher, battling to eighth after a testing event in the Jewson Isuzu D-Max Rally Team car.
Alan Thomas won the Trophy category in his Warrior with Paul Cumpstone taking victory in the Freelander Challenge. Ian Linford was second Freelander crew despite a broken alternator, damaged gearbox and broken clutch. The result which made Linford the Freelander Challenge champion.
British Cross Country Championship, Round 6 Results
|1.Mike Moran/Tony Coid (AT 4x4 Indy Challenger)||02:28:06|
|2.Martin Cox/Paul Carson (GSR 206 Evo 9)||02:29:01|
|3.Andy Powell/Phil Ibbotson/Paul Harris (Simmbugghini)||02:38:06|
|4.Mark Jacques/Simon Last (3M Challenger)||02:46:48|
|5.Richard Green/Richard Griffiths (Tomcat 100)||02:55:02|
|6.Steve Smith/John Griffiths (JRG Indy Clio V8)||02:58:17|
|7.Ian Bartlett/Gary Bartlett (Tomcat Tornado)||03:01:40|
|8.Jason Sharpe/Russell Sharpe (Isuzu D-Max)||03:48:47|
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The Britpart Freelander Challenge.
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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Chris Ratter Tel: 07768642914 e mail: email@example.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
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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2015 BCCC Timetable.
11 - 12 April.
Round 1, Pikes Peak
9 - 10 May.
Round 2, Hafren
6 - 7 June.
Round 3, Forrest Estate
25 - 26 July.
Round 4, Radnor
12 - 13 September.
Round 5, Bovington
24 - 25 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena