Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Preparations well underway for 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 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.
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