BCCC Round 3 Forrest Estate, Scotland. 4 / 5 June.
Back to back wins for Gould.
*Gould makes it a BCCC double at Forrest Estate*
Martin Gould continued his run of Britpart MSA BCCC success with his second win of the season at round three of the championship which was held at Forrest Estate in South West Scotland. Richard Wynne-Williams was second in his Lofthouse Freelander.
The notoriously tough venue took some scalps early on as champion leader
Justin Birchall had an input shaft break on his Lofthouse Freelander's gearbox on the opening run which put him out of the event.
Neil Davey was another run one casualty as he put his Yamaha YXZ1000R off the road. It was Gould who topped the timesheets on run one with Ryan Cooke his nearest challenger. Cooke's day would get steadily worse from there though with some runs hampered by cooling issues and then a wishbone bolt coming off the car resulting in jammed steering and a high-speed roll late on the opening day which put him out of the event.
Gould continued to set the pace and at the end of day one's seven runs he held a lead of over four minutes from Richard Wynne-Williams with Steve Smith in third.
A further six runs of the 8.2 mile course took place on day two and Gould maintained his position to take the win.
"It's been an interesting and difficult weekend," said Gould. "With our nearest challengers retiring from the event it was hard to judge the pace, we didn't want to back off too much and lose concentration. I'm really pleased with the result, it's good for our championship hopes. Hopefully Justin and Ryan will be back out at round four and we should also see Mike Moran's car so it should be a great event."
Wynne-Williams had his best result of the season in second and, with Smith's Clio suffering a double diff failure late on, it was Paul Myers who completed the top three. Mark Jacques took this Lofthouse Freelander to fourth and Andy Powell had his third consecutive fifth place finish after exhaust issues on day one and an unwell driver on day two.
Phill Bayliss won the Trophy category despite completing one run on three wheels. Jon Damrel overcame several punctures to finish second in the Trophy.
In the Freelander Challenge it was Alex Howard who took the win ahead of Ian Linford and Michael Wilson.
Britpart British Cross Country Championship Top 10 Places
|1. Martin Gould/Simon Kerfoot (Buxton 4x4 Rivet)||02:16:17|
|2. Richard Wynne-Williams/Ian Jones (Lofthouse Freelander)||02:22:45|
|3. Paul Myers/Martin Myers (Land Rover Tornado)||02:24:34|
|4. Mark Jacques/Simon Last (Lofthouse Freelander)||02:24:41|
|5. Andy Powell/Evalda Kazla (Simmbugghini)||02:25:04|
|6. Colin Gould/Aaron Birch (Polaris RZR)||02:26:48|
|7. Richard Coleby/ (Polaris)||02:34:55|
|8. Steve Smith/John Griffiths (JRG Clio V8)||02:40:48|
|9. Alan Thomas/Bob Moulding (Warrior Indy)||02:45:12|
|10. John Thorne/ (Yamaha YZR1000R)||02:50:17|
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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2016 BCCC Timetable.
9 - 10 April.
Round 1, Pikes Peak, Myherin
7 - 8 May.
Round 2, Bovington North
4 - 5 June.
Round 3, Forrest Estate, Scotland
23 - 24 July.
Round 4, Ceri
10 - 11 September.
Round 5, Bovington South
5 - 6 November.
Round 6, Walters Arena