Andy Powell is among a number of drivers set to compete in this year’s British Cross Country Championship with new machinery.
He will contest the championship once again but he’ll be in a new Walker-Adams Revolution 4x4 buggy, the first time the one-litre Ford Ecoboost-engined car has competed in the BCCC.
“The car is very lightweight so, with the engine producing 140bhp, it should go well,” said Powell. “I’m certainly feeling very positive about the season ahead.”
Stepping up to the BCC Trophy this year is Alex Howard after a very successful debut season in the Freelander Challenge. Howard is planning to turbocharge his Freelander’s engine and he’ll also upgrade the brakes and suspension.
Milner R5 driver Andy Degiulio will do the full BCCC for the first time after contesting just one round last season.
Neil Davey debuted his Yamaha YXZ1000R last year and his Landranger Deeside team is expanding for 2017 with four cars likely to be racing including a new development-spec turbocharged machine.
Insanity Racing’s Jon Damrel plans to return to the BCC Trophy following a rebuild of his Tornado car which has involved swapping from an automatic to manual transmission.