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The Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship.



Win for Cox.

Cox takes first BCCC win at Pikes Peak



  Gary Simpson. West and Widdop take third.

An eventful opening round of the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship was won by Martin Cox in his GSR 206 Evo 9 after two tough days of competition in Myherin forest.

Cox got his event off to a flying start, setting the fastest time by 9 seconds on the opening run of the course. Andrew West, making his full championship debut after two Clubman wins last year, was  second in his Milner R5 with Martin Gould's Audi-powered Clio in third.

Cox continued to hold his lead throughout the seven runs of day one although two fastest times by West meant the advantage was down to 26 seconds going into the second day.

With Gould's event ending with differential problems early on it was Mike Moran who ended the day in third, setting one fastest time on the way.


  Gary Simpson.     Jason Sharpe gets the Isuzu sideways

Cox kept out of trouble on day two, while still setting a good pace, to end up with a winning margin of over six minutes. West dropped to third after alternator problems and a blown header tank resulted in a maximum time with Paul Myers finishing in second in his Land Rover Tornado despite rolling his car over the flying finish at the start of the day.

Cox commented: "I'm very happy with the result, I've been waiting 12 years for today! We had a great battle on day one and then it was a case of maintaining reliability and staying on the road while other drivers were having problems. The course was brilliant, it's the best in the country in my opinion. Thank you to all of the marshals and organisers for a great event."


  Gary Simpson.
Race2Recovery win the Freelander Challenge class

Moran finished fourth after being forced to stop with a broken propshaft on his AT 4x4 Indy Challenger. Richard Green took his new Tomcat to fifth ahead of Mark Jacques, who was giving a BCCC debut to his 3M Challenger.

Steve Smith had an eventful weekend in his JRG Clio V8, which appeared with missing wings on more than one occasion, but he overcame the problems to finish 7th. Despite setting some quick times Paul Garner finished 8th after breaking a shaft near the end of the event.

Ryan Cooke was 9th in his Milner LRM-1, a fastest run time on day one offset by an off on the final run.
Former BRC driver Jason Sharpe gave the Isuzu UK-supported D-Max pick up its debut and claimed 10th place.

Alan Thomas won the Trophy class in his Warrior Gemini while Ben Gott took the Race2Recovery Freelander to victory in the Freelander Challenge category ahead of Ian Linford who finished second on his first event.



British Cross Country Championship, Round 1 Results



  Gary Simpson. Trophy victory for Thomas.
1.Martin Cox/Paul Carson (GSR 206 Evo 9)2:12:12
2.Paul Myers/Martin Myers (Land Rover Tornado)2:18:59
3.Andrew West/Peter Widdop (Milner R5)2:27:53
4.Mike Moran/Tony Coid (AT 4x4 Indy Challenger)2:28:29
5.Richard Green/Richard Griffiths (Tomcat 100)2:33:01
6.Mark Jacques/Simon Last (3M Challenger)2:33:40
7.Steve Smith/John Griffiths (JRG Indy Clio V8)2:42:08
8.Paul Garner/Giles Tinkler (GSR V10)2:54:08
9.Ryan Cooke/Lee Channing (Milner LRM-1)2:54:48
10.Jason Sharpe/Russell Sharpe (Isuzu D-Max)2:59:25

Trophy Class

Alan Thomas (Warrior Gemini) 2:35:40

Freelander Challenge winner.

Matt Morgan(Freelander) 2:55:50




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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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Contact the Marches Team.


Marches Management.


Selwyn

Selwyn Kendrick.
Director.
Tel:07768 232696
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Phil

Phil Turley.
Director.
Tel: 07831 406085
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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.
07831 406085
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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, 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



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7th May.
Round 1, Pikes Peak

4th June.
Round 2, Penlyn

2nd July.
Round 3, Forrest Lodge

20th August.
Round 4, Radnor

8th October.
Round 5, Ceri

19th November.
Round 6, Walters Arena