The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.
Dan Lofthouse. Britpart MSA British Cross Country Champion.
Isuzu UK reveal BCCC plans
Isuzu UK have unveiled a rally-ready version of its award-winning D-Max pick-up in the build up to the brand’s participation in the 2014 Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship (BCCC).
The BCCC is the country’s premier domestic off-road racing championship, consisting of six two-day competitive rallies across Scotland and Wales. The Isuzu D-Max BCCC will compete in Class 1B, which mandates a maximum engine capacity of 2,500 cc and restricts motorsport enhancements. This will ensure that the rally Isuzu will retain many characteristics of the road-going D-Max.
The Isuzu racer will be driven by former British Rally Championship contender, Jason Sharpe, and co-piloted by his nephew, Russell Sharpe. In addition to the BCCC, the Sharpe family and the D-Max will compete in other one-off events, including several T2 class FIA Rally Raids across Europe.
Isuzu has a proud recent history in the toughest rally of them all, the Dakar, so the company is hopeful that the D-Max will be competitive from the start of the season.
Underlining the robust and trusted underpinnings of the D-Max pick-up, Isuzu sold 4,112 pick-ups to UK customers in 2013 – a record for the brand.
More details on Isuzu UK’s entry will follow in the near future.
Meet the driver and the companies that were involved.
Preparations well underway for the 2014 BCCC
With two months to go until the opening event preparations for the 2014 Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship (BCCC) are well underway. The organisers have been busy behind the scenes and they've now published the championship regulations which are available to download from the RHS of this page.
The BCCC championship crown, won by Dan Lofthouse in 2013, will be fought for over six events with the best five scores to count.
Each event is scheduled to take place on forestry land and the courses will generally be around six miles in length.
As well as the BCCC, which is a National A championship, a National B "Trophy" championship will run over the same six events.
A Freelander Challenge, for relatively standard Land Rover Freelanders, will also take place.
The championship will be supported by extensive media coverage including a dedicated BCCC TV You Tube channel, a full event photograph gallery after each event and a very active Facebook page.
Coverage will also be provided in print with such as Motorsport News and Total Offroad carrying event reports.
Round 1 takes place on 12/13 April at the popular Myherin forest in mid-Wales. This venue has been used by the BCCC several times before and is always a favourite with the crews with its mix of fast gravel tracks (as also used in the world rally championship) and technical off-road sections.
Entry to the championship costs £1,700 which can be paid in three instalments. Events can be entered on a one-off basis as a "Clubman" for £300 for the weekend.
To find out more visit.
www.britishcrosscountrychampionship.co.uk for a round-up of all the news and a photo gallery of recent events.
Or if you want to talk to our drivers or officials then visit our Facebook page join in, have a chat and find out just how much fun the BCCC is.
Our Media support and places to find us.
Watch us on YouTube..
We have all the video's from our events on our YouTube channel
Kim Hollings and the AJK television Motor Sport Production Team they feature both in-car footage and from the muddy bits on the side of the stage.
Just click the YouTube logo to go to our channel and then sit back and enjoy !!
Visit our facebook page and have a chat, also ask any questions you may have about our events. Many of the officials and competitors visit our Facebook page, so why not join in. You will be made very welcome.
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You could also join our blog page and catch up with with the latest gossip together with all the info and pictures of previous rounds.
Just click on the blog icon
Photographs of all our BCCC rounds can be obtained by clicking the Songasport logo and visiting our official photographers website.
Gary at Songasport can also provide hi resolution photographs by request and in addition provide a seasons package for all our events, which can, if you wish also include your own website. This can provide you with a great advantage when looking for sponsors.
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.
For further information contact:-
Chris Ratter Tel: 07768642914 e mail: email@example.com
Selwyn Kendrick Tel: 07768 232696 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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2014 BCCC Timetable.
12 - 13 April.
Round 1, Pikes Peak
10 - 11 May.
Round 2, Penlyn
7 - 8 June.
Round 3, Forrest Lodge
26 - 27 July.
Round 4, Radnor
13 - 14 September.
Round 5, Ceri
25 - 26 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena