Some of our competitors in action.
The footage above is provided by our official photographer Gary (Songasport ).
Static camera's were placed around our course at Ceri in 2016 and left to record.
Watching this will give you a good idea of the range of vehicles that enter our events, from 500 bhp monsters to lightweight buggies and of course the production vehicles such as the Freelanders.
More video's from our events can be found by clicking the YouTube link on the Right of this page.
Some preseason news.
Yamaha announce the Yamaha Driver of the Year.
To reflect the expansion of Yamaha YXZ1000 cars racing in the UK, Yamaha have created the Yamaha Driver of the Year award. This award will be presented to the Yamaha driver with the most points scored throughout the season when competing in any of the UK's recognised off road championships.
John Thorne, Team Principal of Yamaha's factory racing operation, Thorney Motorsport explains: ....... more
Multiple Yamaha YXZ1000Rs to enter BCCC.
2016 saw the launch of the Yamaha YXZ1000R and the success of the two cars that raced in the British Cross Country Championship has led to a flood of new entries, with 8 Yamahas now confirmed for the 2017 season.
As well as Neil Davey returning to the series in a new car, there are 7 other new entrants, ....... more
Brooks steps up to full BCCC with Yamaha drive.
Justin Brooks MBE will contest the full Britpart MSA BCCC this season after purchasing a Yamaha YXZ1000R from Thorney Motorsport.
Brooks has been racing for the last two years in a Polaris, including two BCCC Clubman events. Previously he was a successful rally co-driver, navigating for the very quick Ian Evans for 12 years, which included some outright wins in a small-engined Vauxhall Nova. ....... more
Gould going for BCCC title double
Martin Gould will return to the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship this season to defend the title he won in 2016.
Gould debuted his Buxton 4x4 Rivet-BMW at round two last year and went on to take four victories on his way to the championship crown. The car became the first one to win both the French and British titles. ....... more
Bumpy to debut new slippers and pipe locker in BCCC
Double-champion Bumpy Mike Moran will contest the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship this season and he's got some exciting new modifications on his car.
After his two title wins, which made him the second most famous Warringtonian after Kerry Katona, Moran took some time out last year while his new Lofthouse Evo was built. ....... more
Powell to start a BCCC Revolution
It will be all change for Andy Powell in this year's Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship when he drives a Walker-Adams Revolution 4x4 for the first time.
Powell has previously competed in a Simmbugghini, a relatively heavy beam-axled car with a large engine. In contrast, the Revolution 4x4 has a base weight of 700kg, independent suspension and a small 1.0 engine. ....... more
Andy Degiulio contests the BCCC
After contesting his first BCCC event last year Andy Degiulio has announced that he will be contesting the full championship this season.
The former AWDC champion will use his usual Milner R5 but it will feature several modifications including a new, lighter bodyshell.
"I crashed out of the event I did last year so I've decided to ....... more
Landranger Deeside 4x4 team enter in Yamaha's.
After a successful first season using his Yamaha YXZ1000R, Landranger Deeside 4x4's Neil Davey has revealed plans to expand his team for the 2017 BCCC.
Davey's own car has been purchased by George Dray, who will contest the BCCC for the first time. Dray will be joined by two other drivers, both also using Yamahas.
"We enjoyed our first season in the Yamaha. ....... more
The Insanity Racing team of Jon Damrel and Nic Blundell are planning to contest the BCC Trophy again after a successful 2016 season which saw them finish second in the championship.
They'll be in their usual Tornado but the car is presently undergoing some major work to get it ready for the new season.
"We've had a lot of things going on over the winter months," said Damrel. "We are in the process of changing from an automatic transmission to manual with a new Rakeway transfer box. This has meant relocating the engine and a significant reworking of the car's interior space."
"Time is running short and there is still plenty to do but hopefully we'll be on the start line of round one".
Freelander Challenge news
Ravenol's Brian Chase will be returning to the championship.
His car has been rebuilt by Harry Hockly Motorsport and he is planning on contesting the full season.
News from Team Sheepie
After two Freelander Challenge championships, Ian Linford will be moving to the Nat A, Cross Country Championship this year. He'll be running his White Freelander in the Production class.
Alex Howard moving to Trophy Class and writes.
We are undergoing several modifications to our Freelander, we plan to enter the Trophy F20 class.
We are fitting a Turbo to our little 1.8 K Series, which should be over 200hp... we are upgrading the brakes to disks all round, short stacked 3rd, 4th and 5th standard rover gears ratios, limited slip diff in the back and overhauling the suspension.
The aim would also to compete in some stage rallies throughout the year also, but that will be dependant on time and budget, the faster we go, the more breakages we may have.
Hopefully it doesn't spend the majority of its time on the ramp! All in all, really excited about the upgrades and looking forward to seeing how far this little Freelander can go!
Also, many thanks to our sponsors, LRS engineering, Gaz Shocks and the Rover Centre!
Our media coverage
Media coverage for 2017 confirmed:-
There will be a television show for each round covering the BCCC, Trophy and Freelander Challenge.
AJK TV will do the filming and production and it will be shown on Motors TV initially with an online version available on the BCCC TV You Tube channel, usually 2-3 weeks later.
The only official photographer is Gary (Songasport) and he will also be doing the event previews/reports/social media write-ups.
As in previous years there will be deals available for season-long supply of pictures and/or video.
Gary will email everyone who enters with details before the season starts.
Polaris step up to the BCCC
Richard Coleby has confirmed he'll be bringing his Polaris Factory Racing UK car back for the 2017 season.
Oisin Riley, who did a couple of events in his TMC last year, is planning on doing at least three rounds in 2017 before a full championship campaign in 2018. He'll be out in his new car, a Polaris RZR
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 which could be the best results from any of the 6 BCCC rounds.
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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2017 BCCC Timetable.
8 - 9 April.
Round 1, Myherin, Tarenig.
13 - 14 May.
Round 2, Radnor Forest.
3 - 4 June.
Round 3, Forest Estate, Scotland
22 - 23 July.
Round 4, Ceri.
9 - 10 September.
Round 5, Bovington South
21 - 22 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena