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The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.



Cox leads the championship.

All to play for as BCCC championship race heads to Radnor



  Gary Simpson. Myers looking to continue good form

With three rounds of the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship complete the title race will move to Radnor forest next weekend for round four.

Martin Cox heads the leaderboard at the halfway point on 235 points, just 10 ahead of Paul Myers. Cox’s lead could’ve been a lot more if a broken throttle cable on the final run had not dropped him down the results at the previous round in South West Scotland. 

Myers finished third in Scotland in his Team Britpart Land Rover Tornado to continue his good run of results in 2014.

“We’ve made no changes to the car after Scotland, we’ve just done the usual checking and swapping of ball joints as well as sorting out a bent steering rod we suffered after hitting a large rock,” said Myers. “We were very pleased with the round three result as we lost a lot of time on one run with two punctures. Other than that we had a great event, with our Cooper ST Maxx tyres performing and wearing well. We’re looking forward to Radnor.”

Ryan Cooke is in third place in the championship after a fine second place last time out in his Milner LRM-1, his best ever result in the car. Cooke commented: “The car has had a full checkover and the transfer box has been stripped and visually checked. We’ve upgraded the chassis ECU for Radnor and we’re hoping for a good reliable run to build on our performance on the last round.”

Milner R5 driver Andrew West is aiming to get his championship challenge back on track at Radnor after lower arm mechanical issues forced him out of round three. Navigator Peter Widdop said: “We’ve repaired all the damage and also changed the lower arm on the other side of the car as a precaution. The exhaust has been modified slightly too, we’re all set for round four.”


  Gary Simpson. Powell hoping for better luck

Andy Powell and Phil Ibbotson are another crew looking for a better event than they had in Scotland. After his truck broke down near the venue Ibboton was forced to make an overnight journey home and then back to Scotland, arriving just in time for the first run. Sadly the gearbox on their Simmbugghini broke during the first day.

“We’re hoping for better luck at Radnor after not having much at the first three rounds,” said Powell. “I have rebuilt my manual shift autobox, I’ve never taken one apart before so I hope I’ve not missed anything. Thanks must go to Steve Hiatt for his help on parts and information on the rebuild. I’ve had a very busy time in the workshop but we will be there, Phil has fixed his wagon too. I’m really looking forward to the Fishpools course, it was excellent last year.”

Lying in 10th place currently is Paul Harris who has had mixed fortunes so far this season in his Bristol Street Motors-supported GSR Maxilight.

“We’ve had a few car issues so far this season so a good clear run is the aim for Radnor ,” said Harris. “After the very wet conditions of the last two rounds I hope we get a dry event this time. I’ll be pushing hard to try and get up the leaderboard. We had major issues on the first run in Scotland which put is down the field right from the start.”

In the Trophy championship Alan Thomas is well on his way to taking the title in his Warrior Gemini despite retiring at the last event. He’ll be looking to return to winning ways in Wales.


  Gary Simpson. Skelley returns to the BCCC

The Race2Recovery team presently lead the Freelander Challenge although, after taking a win on only his third Freelander event, Ian Linford is just 6 points behind. With Ian Letman a further 13 points back in third the Freelander Challenge title race is still wide open.

In the Clubman category Andi Skelley will make his long-awaited BCCC return. Skelley crashed his Milner on the Borders Hill Rally last November and work commitments have meant that the repairs have taken several months to complete.

“I can’t wait to get back competing,” said Skelley. “The car needed repairs to the roll cage and a new cab as well as lots of other work and I’ve been extremely busy with my business so it’s taken a while to get the car back up and running.”
“We’re there now though and we’re all set for Radnor. I expect it’ll take a while to get used to the Milner again as I’ve not done many events in it but hopefully we can get a decent result and have troublefree weekend.”

Skelley will be joined by Jon Damrel who won the Clubman class at round three in his Insanity Racing Tornado.

The event starts at 10am on Saturday with the crews racing until around 5pm. Sunday’s action starts at 9am with the final run taking place early in the afternoon. Spectators can park at rally HQ at the Fishpools entrance to Radnor forest and walk to the course. 



British Cross Country Championship, Round 3 Results



  Gary Simpson.Freelander success for Ian Linford
1.Mike Moran/Tony Coid (AT 4x4 Indy Challenger) 02:27 57
2.Ryan Cooke/Lee Channing (Milner LRM-1)02:27:58
3.Paul Myers/Martin Myers (Land Rover Tornado)02:31:41
4.Steve Smith/John Griffiths (JRG Indy Clio V8)02:33:48
5.Jason Sharpe/Russell Sharpe (Isuzu D-Max)02:35:27
6.Martin Cox/Paul Carson (GSR 206 Evo 9)02:41:12
7.Mark Jacques/Simon Last (3M Challenger)02:43:28
8.Richard Green/Richard Griffiths (Tomcat 100)02:46:37
9.Paul Harris/Mark Phelps (GSR Maxilight)02:56:38

Clubman Winner.

Jon Damrel (Tornado)

Freelander Challenge winner.

Ian Linford(Freelander)




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

Chief Marshal.
Jerry Herbert.
02920 514114
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& 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, Sennybridge

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, Sennybridge

19th November.
Round 6, Walters Arena