Thursday, 14 April 2011

Britpart BCCC crews set for opening round

As the crews for the 2011 Britpart British Cross Country Championship make their final preparations for the opening round this weekend the organisers have released the entry list for event which takes place in Myherin forest in Wales.

Leading the field away will be 2010 champion Tim Dilworth in his Subaru-engined Peugeot 206 STi. Tim will again have Anthony Brinkman in the navigator's seat. Martin Gould starts at car two in his Mattserati and he will be followed by Gordon Monaghan who will once again be campaigning his Monaghan RS.

At car four is the husband and wife crew of Justin and Louise Birchall who will be looking to start 2011 in the manner they finished 2010 when they took victory in the final round at Walter's Arena.

Rounding off the top five is Dan Lofthouse who will debut his long-awaited new car, the Lofthouse Freelander.

The 2011 championship will comprise six two-day competitive safaris with the best five out of six scores to count towards thefinal championship classification.

The championship entry fee is £1,200 which can be paid in full on entry or by an initial payment of £700 and two post-dated cheques of £250 each dated June 1st and September 1st 2011 respectively.

A Trophy championship for drivers who have never have competed in a competitive safari at greater than National B status will run alongside the main championship.

The championship will kick off in April with the opening round at Pikes Peak in Mid-Wales, a new venue for 2011. Supplier of parts and accessories for Land Rover vehicles Britpart will continue their sponsorship of the series and media coverage will once again be provided by Songasport and MC Video, with each event being shown on television as part of the Special Stage show on Motors TV.

The regulations and entry form can be downloaded by clicking here.

2011 Britpart MSA BCCC Calendar:

April 16/17: Pikes Peak
May 14/15: Cardiff
June 11/12: Forrest Lodge
July 30/31: Radnor
September 17/18: Sweet Lamb
October 15/16: Cardiff or Swynnerton