Wednesday 24 March 2021

BXCC worth the weight for Howse

James Howse will be navigating in the Britpart BXCC this season after winning a weight loss bet!

Driver Rod Parker made the bet with Howse, the outcome being that if Howse could lose over half his body weight then he could race in Parker's Gwalia Healthcare-backed Milner R5. 

Inspired by the challenge Howse embarked on his weight loss plan and successfully achieved his target. He will therefore be on the start line of BXCC round 1 in June.

Howse commented: "I'm really looking forward to racing this season, Rod's bet gave me the incentive to shift some weight. I could not have fitted into the Milner before!"

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Wednesday 17 March 2021

Mr and Mrs Jones to contest BCC Trophy Championship

Tom Jones and wife Alice will contest the British Cross Country Trophy Championship this year in their Can Am Maverick X3.

The pair entered one BXCC round in 2019, finishing 9th overall at Sweet Lamb, but they'll be doing the full Trophy season in 2021.

"We had a great time racing with the BXCC at Sweet Lamb," said Tom. "We're really looking forward to competing in the Trophy championship this year. The car is still in build but we're getting nearer to finishing. Roll on June!"

Saturday 13 March 2021

Martin James to return to BXCC after 12 year gap

Martin James will race his Lofthouse Freelander in the Britpart BXCC this season, 12 years after finishing second in the Trophy championship. Charly Morgan will be navigating. 

"It's good to be back in the BXCC after such a long time," said James. "It's a whole different ball game now with a long list of quality cars and drivers. There are currently eight Lofthouse cars on the entry list so it'll be good to mix it up with them."

"We've been busy working on the car so the delayed start to the season has made it possible for us to enter. With Chas again in the co-driver's seat we are really looking forward to a great championship!"

Jefferson back in the BXCC for 2021

Toby Jefferson will be contesting the Britpart BXCC this year with two different navigators in his James Law Chemicals-supported GSR 206. Karl Gudgeon will be in the car for Sweet Lamb and Walters and Adam Evans in for Slate Mountain and Kielder.

"I'm looking forward to get back racing again," said Jefferson. "Karl is planning on racing his own car at two of the events so Adam will be my co-driver for those. It looks like it will be a great season, thanks to all those who are going to make the racing possible."

Friday 12 March 2021

Degiulio to make BXCC return in Milner R5

Andy Degiulio has announced plans to return to the BXCC this season in his AJD Offroad Milner R5.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back in the driving seat," said Degiulio. "It looks like it's shaping up to be a great championship. I hope I'm on the pace and can get right up the sharp end amongst all the new Lofthouse cars that have entered!"

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Hill and Canterbury ready for BXCC debut

Steve Hill and Jim Canterbury will make their Britpart BXCC debut this season.

They'll be using a LS3-powered indy Simmbugghini. 

Hooper ready for BXCC Simmbugghini challenge

Dave Hooper will be bringing his Jaguar-engined Simmbugghini to the BXCC this season, a car that previously appeared in the championship in the hands of Jonny Koonja.

Hooper will be joined in the car by Dad Tony who will be competing for the first time.

During lockdown the car has had extensive work rebuilding the gearbox, transfer box and axles, it's also had a visit to the rolling road. 

Hooper will be supported by Whitecliff 4x4, Royal Lodge, Allisport, Essential Wraps and DJM Motorsport and he'll be reporting progress on his racing on

Cox Motorsport plans two-car assault on BXCC

The Cox Motorsport team are planning to field two cars in the BXCC this season with both Aston Cox and father Martin using new GSRs.

The Cox family have supported the championship for many years and in 2019 both Aston and Martin drove their GSR 206. However, they'll be separate cars this year so there should be a good family battle!

Whilst both new cars are GSRs they are powered by very different engines. Aston's car has a 1400cc Kawasaki engine whilst Martin's has a RPE V8. 

Aston will have 2019 BXCC champion co-driver Jonny Koonja in the car while Martin will be co-driven by Mass Racing's Stuart Delf. 


Monday 8 March 2021

Team OFG back for more BXCC

Team OFG crew Phill Bayliss and Lance Murfin will once again be racing in the BXCC. The pairing achieved several podium positions in the 2019 season.  

Bayliss commented: "We're not such what vehicle we'll be racing in yet but we're excited to be competing again. We're expanding the OFG business premises in Lincoln at the moment so it's going to be a very busy year!"

Chloe excited to race in the BXCC again

Chloe Jones will return to the BXCC in 2021 having won the Class 7 championship in 2019. 

Jones will be in a new car this season, swapping her QT 88 for a FIA-spec T2 Mitsubishi. She will form part of the all-female Excite Dakar Rally Team who are hoping to race in some European events this year as well as the BXCC.

Jones will be supported by Morris Lubricants, Rhodes Vans, Waugh Group Corporate Clothing, Wilderness Lighting, JR Motors Vehicle Body Repair Centre, Insignia Signs and IML Sports Marketing.

Father and son team to take on BXCC Trophy challenge

Reece and Sean Mathieson will be making their Britpart BXCC driving debut this year when they compete in the BXCC Trophy in their ex-Mike Wilson Land Rover Freelander.

Reece and Dad Sean have both co-driven in the BXCC, Reece with the car's former owner and Sean with John Pickering in a Land Rover Discovery.

"I got into rallying in 2018 and my passion for motorsport really grew having followed my Dad's interest and participation in the BXCC and hill rallies," said Reece. "Things really took off for me in 2019 when I was asked to co-drive for Mike Wilson at Sweet Lamb when I was aged 19. I knew then that I really had to find a car for us to compete as a father and son team."

"With Mike buying a new car the opportunity arose to buy the Freelander and it was too good to turn down. We've made a handful of small modifications and we've done a little bit of testing but nothing like the terrain we'll be racing on in the BXCC."

"Our plan is to dual drive and share the runs and events between us. This should help both the competition against the other crews and between ourselves to see who sets the fastest times and, more importantly, who takes home the bragging rights!"

"The car will be supported by Glazier Leaper Welding and Fabrication, Powerflex and Demon Tweeks. It's daunting but exciting, there's going to be a lot to learn for us both. We can't wait to get out there!"

Sunday 7 March 2021

Clarkson and Budgen team up for BXCC challenge

Rebecca Clarkson and Claire Budgen will team up for the first time to race in the 2021 Britpart BXCC.

They will use the Warrior Rivet that Clarkson drove to second overall in the Northern Off Road Championship in 2019, with support from Warrior Off Road Racing, Bondcroft ATVs, Suzuki ATV UK, N.J.Lawson Groundworks, Hippo Motor Group and MW & RF Brewsters.

Although it'll be her first time driving in the BXCC, Clarkson is no stranger to the championship having navigated Rick Mann to a win in the Sweet Lamb round in 2019.

"It'll be my first time racing with Claire and I'm really looking forward to it," said Clarkson. "I know she'll shout and swear at me if I don't listen so I'll be obeying her instructions!"

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Entries now live

Britpart BXCC entries are now live.

Visit for regs and entry details.

Wilson and Letman set for Polaris BXCC debut

Mike Wilson and Ian Letman will be racing in the BXCC in 2021. After using a production-spec Freelander for several years the crew will be in a Polaris RZR1000X, backed by Lambert's of Lancaster ( and Gibson's of Kendal ( with technical support from Gregg Motorsport.

Wilson, from Cumbria, commented: "We bought the car for last season but, other than a quick test and a trials event, we've not had the opportunity to use it so it will be great to finally get racing!"

Britpart BXCC 2021 - hopefully we can go racing!

Organisers of the Britpart BXCC have announced a calendar for the 2021 championship. Originally six events were planned but due to Covid-19 restrictions the first two events will not be happening so the 2021 championship will have four events: Slate Mountain, Sweet Lamb, Kielder and Walters.

Entries go live at 7pm on Sunday 7th March, regulations and entry details can be obtained from