Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Insanity Racing plan BCC Trophy return

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".

Please visit www.insanityracing.co.uk for more information about the team.

Howard to take on Trophy class in 2017

After finishing second in his debut season in the Freelander Challenge, Alex Howard has announced plans to compete in the BCC Trophy in 2017.

Howard will still use his Freelander but it will have several modifications from last year, including turbocharging the engine.

"We're planning on entering the F20 class of the Trophy", said Howard. "We're fitting a turbo to our little 1.8 K-series and it should give us over 200 bhp. We're upgrading the brakes to discs all around, we'll have short-stacked 3rd, 4th and 5th standard Rover gear ratios and a limited slip differential in the back. We're also overhauling the suspension."

"As well as the Trophy we're aiming to compete in some stage rallies through the year although that will be dependent on time and budget - the faster we go the more breakages we may have, hopefully the car won't spend the majority of it's time on the ramp!"

"All in all I'm really excited about the upgrades and I'm looking forward to seeing how far this little Freelander can go! Many thanks to our sponsors LRS Engineering, Gaz Shocks and The Rover Centre."

To see pictures and video from the 2016 season please visit www.thehowardsfreelander.co.uk.

Monday, 30 January 2017

MSA Night of Champions

Last Saturday Martin Gould and Simon Kerfoot received their Britpart MSA BCCC title from Jean Todt at the MSA Night of Champions...

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Where are the regs?

Some drivers have been asking why the regs are not out yet. They were written several weeks ago but, unfortunately, Marches still haven't been told how much the land costs for the planned three NRW forestry sites (Myherin, Ceri, Radnor) will be. 

The regs cannot be published until this information is known - the championship cannot commit to all the venues and then be told, for example, that the land charge is going up 350%. The fact that the charges have not been provided is entirely out of Marches hands, reliance is placed on those in charge of determining the fees. 

There was a meeting with the MSA about it last week so more will be known soon. In the meantime I've been told that the regs will be pretty much the same as last year - these are still on the Marches website if you want to read them. 

I will post on here as soon as the 2017 regs are out and they will be emailed to everyone on the mailing list. I don't know anymore so if you have any questions please use the contact numbers/emails on the Marches website.

Monday, 16 January 2017

BCCC Awards - the winners!

Pat Masters/Colin Batten - Freelander Challenge Champions

Phill Bayliss/Lance Murfin - BCC Trophy Champions (and best ties)

Martin Gould/Simon Kerfoot - BCCC Champions

Pics courtesy Rob Mitchell

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

BCCC and Freelander Challenge at the Autosport Show

See cars from the BCCC, BCC Trophy and Freelander Challenge at the Autosport Show, stand 7050.