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The Britpart Freelander Challenge.

Alastair Moore-Myers in Freelander

Pat Masters & Colin Batten 2017 Freelander Challenge Champions.

Britpart Freelander Challenge 2017 Final positions.

Round 1 Pat Masters/Colin Batten. Round 2 Graham White/Nicholas White. Round 3 Pat Masters/Colin Batten Round 4 Graham White/Nicholas White. Round 5 Joint winner Michael Wilson/Ian Letman. Round 5 Joint winner Pat Masters/Colin Batten.. Round 6 Michael Wilson/Ian Letman.

Britpart Freelander Challenge Round winners 2017,

PosCar noCompetitorTotal Champ Pts
1113Pat Masters/Colin Batten283
2120 Graham White/Martin Cooper 268
3121 Ian Morson/Vicki Morson265
4118Michael Wilson/Ian Letman256
5119Mike Smith/Carl Pote 196
6111 Ian Linford 146
7116 Richard Roberts/Rich Blears 82
8117 Alex Howard/George Fleming53
9119 Brian Chase/Benoit Le Gendre 3

Join the fun in 2018.

  Gary Simpson.       Graham White and Martin Cooper.

Since the inception of the Britpart Freelander Challenge in 2011, it has grown steadily year on year. The appeal to many is the low cost of the vehicle, any standard Freelander needs only to be compliant with the safety requirements of our governing body, the MSA, and you are good to go.

Competitors need a group B licence, any passengers need only to be a valid club member and sign on with our entries secretary.

You may test the water by entering a round as a clubman, or bite the bullet and sign up for the championship, either way you will be made most welcome by "the gang". More importantly much good advice can be gained.

The locations of our events is listed on the RHS of this page. Four rounds in Wales with round 3 in Dumfries and Galloway and round 5 in Dorset.
At most rounds you will have free camping, toilets and on most rounds a burger bar.
The service areas for most rounds is large and level, however on some it can be a bit cramped. Usually the service area is close to the start and the notice board in rally HQ will give up to date times for each round.

These are family friendly events with most competitors bringing their wives and children and of course the BBQ for the evening get together.

Most of our officials and marshals travel to all the events which creates great camaraderie.

The Timetable

  Gary Simpson. Ian Linford.

The site is open from Friday afternoon, and spectators are welcome.
You can get your vehicle scrutineered and your documentation sorted, late afternoon and early evening on Friday before heading off for your BBQ. You may, if you wish, walk the course to check out the tricky bits, many competitors bring bicycles for this, but any form of motorised transport is forbidden.

Saturday kicks off with documentation and scrutineering at 0730 hrs for those who missed the Friday's session.
At 0830 hrs there will be a non competitive convoy run of the course, this together with the stage map, which will be issued at documentation, will reduce the number of surprises and make your runs a little safer.

Drivers briefing will be at 0930 hrs, it is mandatory that you attend this.

The first competitive run of the day starts at 1000 hrs and is in seeded order. After the first run, you may then return to the start for your subsequent runs at a time of your choice. The number of runs and your final run time for the day will be announced after the first run.
The day normally finishes late afternoon. Sunday's timetable is an hour earlier with the first competitive run at 0900 hrs.


You may take a passenger around with you. Your passenger will have to sign on with the entries secretary and be a valid club member. This is a nice way to say thanks to sponsors, or as a treat for friends and family. If they are not used to motorsport it would be prudent to ensue that they have a very light breakfast !

So why not join us, or just spectate on one of our rounds, have a wander around service and talk to the competitors, you will find then a great bunch.

What is the Britpart Freelander Challenge.

Race to Recovery in the Freelander Challenge
  Gary Simpson.   Race to Recovery team.

The Freelander Challenge first ran in 2011 and was the brain child of Selwyn Kendrick and Chris Ratter.
Many of the competitors in the BCCC run costly high performance machines, 5 litres and 500 bhp is not unusual.
Obviously this does not help to encourage newcomers to the sport. A low cost alternative was needed.
The Freelander Challenge is a production class, that is they are "street legal" machines with the only modifications being those required by the MSA to ensure an acceptable level of safety. These vehicles 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.

The Freelander Challenge runs with the BCCC and competitors will use the same route. To qualify for a Championship position you will need to complete 4 of the 6 rounds of the BCCC.
The Freelander Challenge has seperate regulations which may be downloaded from the RHS of this page.
These show the permitted modifications you may make to the vehicle and the tyres you may use.
You will need a National B or higher competition licence, your passenger needs only to be a valid club member and to have signed on with the Entries Secretary.

Freelander  Gary Simpson.    

How to join us.

Our Entries Secretary is your first port of call. She can provide you with all the information you need and point you in the right direction for further advice.
For all your technical information contact our Championship Scrutineer Vic Palmer, details for both are on the LHS of this page.

If you are uncertain why not come along to an event and meet "the gang" you will get a lot of good advice, then, why not just enter for a weekend and test the water ?

The Freelander Challenge can offer you twice the mileage of a stage rally at around half the cost and it's a lot more fun.

Still undecided ? then why not check out our Facebook page, the YouTube page and the Blog. All the links are on the RHS of this page.

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Freelander Challenge Websites.

Event Officials.

Clerk of Course.
Jon Aston.
01706 590590

Deputy Clerk of Course.
Selwyn Kendrick.
07768 232696

Deputy Clerk of Course
Terry Day.
07748 465059

Deputy Clerk of Course &
Communications Officer.

Phil Turley.
07530 366114

Chief Marshal.
Jerry Herbert.
02920 514114
079899 68992

Secretary of Meeting.
& Entries Secretary

Lilian Turley
Oakdene, 32 Park Road
Berry Hill, Coleford
Gloucestershire GL16 7QU
01594 810161, 07831 409 639

Eligibility Scrutineer.
Vic Palmer.
0785 077 6247

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2018 BCCC Timetable.

7 - 8 April.
Round 1, Ceri.

12 - 13 May.
Round 2, Fron.

2 - 3 June.
Round 3, Forrest Estate.

21 - 22 July.
Round 4, Radnor A.

8 - 9 September.
Round 5, Radnor B.

27 - 28 October.
Round 6, Walters Arena.