Gould takes second BCCC win in a row in Scotland
Organiser: Marches 4x4 When: June 4/5 Where: Forrest Estate, South West Scotland Championships: Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship/ Freelander Challenge/ BCC Trophy Runs: 13 Starters: 28
Martin Gould continued his run of British Cross Country Championship success with his second win of the season. Richard Wynne-williams was second in his Lofthouse Freelander ahead of Paul Myers.
The notoriously tough venue took some scalps early on as championship leader Justin Birchall had an input shaft break on his Lofthouse Freelander’s gearbox on the opening run which put him out of the event. Neil Davey was another run-one casualty as he put his Yamaha YXZ1000R off the road. It was Gould who topped the timesheets on run one and he continued to set the pace through the day to hold a lead of more than four minutes from Richard Wynne-williams with Steve Smith in third.
A further six runs of the 8.2mile course took place on day two and Gould maintained his position to take the win.
“It’s been an interesting and difficult weekend,” said Gould. “With our nearest challengers retiring from the event it was hard to judge the pace – we didn’t want to back off too much and lose concentration. I’m really pleased with the result, it’s good for our championship hopes.”
Wynne-williams had his best result of the season in second and, with Smith’s Clio suffering a double diff failure late on, it was Paul Myers who completed the top three.
Phill Bayliss won the Trophy category despite completing one run on three wheels. Jon Damrel was second Trophy driver. Alex Howard won the Freelander Challenge with Ian Linford in second.
The Buxton 4x4 Rivet of Gould conquered the difficult Dumfries venue for a comfortable win