Isuzu 2015 BCCC Round 1 - Round Up
Round one of the Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship (BCCC),
took place in Myherin, Wales, commonly known as ‘Pikes Peak’. The
Jewson Isuzu D-Max Rally team took part in the gruelling competition, with
Jason Sharpe in the drivers seat and Richard Lester as co-driver.
After completing three runs and racing the D-Max over one of the most
extreme rough sections complete with deep dips and a massive jump, there
was an overheat issue. The front bumper also took a knock after Jason took
the D-Max to new heights, meaning it came down with a mighty crash. Despite
these issues the D-Max shrugged them off and got on with the rest of the
This year Pikes Peak consisted of just one long, really rough, challenging
section, rather than three that have been part of the course in previous
years. Jason actually managed to get into 6th gear this year in comparison
to last year, where all he managed was a few shifts to fifth gear.
Run four was completed with absolutely no mistakes and on the final round,
the D-Max come into contact with an extremely sharp rock that spilt the
wheel in two, but thankfully the D-Max managed to see the rest of the stage
through, as well as achieving an impressive time.
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OFF ROAD RALLY RACING - Isuzu D-Max: BCCC Rally Round 1
This episode of Isuzu Outdoor Life features some off road rally racing as
the Isuzu D-Max rally truck makes its debut at the BCCC (British Cross
The organisers of the 2014 Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship
(BCCC) said it was a streak of masochism on their part to host the opening
round at Myherin, also known as the Welsh 'Pikes Peak'. Rally stages are
rarely hospitable places but this location is infamous for serving up four
seasons of weather on a daily basis. Meanwhile, the course builders decided
to inject even more drama by mapping out a punishing route filled with fast
straights, tricky technical corners and 1000ft fluctuations in height.
Most vehicles competing in the BCCC are dedicated off-road racers that do
not need to be road-legal to take part. So it was perhaps with some
trepidation that Isuzu UK entered this battlefield with a production class
vehicle as part of its newly formed Jewson Isuzu D-Max Rally Team.
Admittedly, some competition preparation has gone into the construction of
this Double Cab pick-up (see box entitled 'Vehicle Specification' below)
but it conforms to Class 1B mandates that restrict certain motorsport
Visibility was extremely poor due to dense mist early in the morning of day
one. However this moisture also reduced the plumes of dust generated from
the gravel surface, which allowed competitors to get a good view of the
course during the sighting lap. On their return, driver Jason Sharpe and
co-driver Russell Sharpe - both racing veterans - looked slightly
shell-shocked at its gruelling nature. Nonetheless they were eager to see
what the sturdy D-Max could do to bring the fight to the hoards of hardcore
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Car: Isuzu D-Max Double Cab
Engine: 2.5-litre 16v four-cylinder turbo-diesel, Pipercross panel filter, Forge
Motorsport intake pipes, Forge Motorsport alloy radiator, Forge Motorsport
coolant hoses and alloy reservoir, Milltek stainless steel Exhaust system, Synionic lubricants
Chassis: 7x16" Speedline Corse alloys with 245/75 R16 Toyo All-Terrain
control tyres, Bilstein shock absorbers, Super Pro bushes, Tarox brake
discs, Custom Cages multi-point roll-cage
Interior: Cobra Motorsport bucket seats, Schroth harnesses, HANS safety
devices, Sparco steering wheel, Lifeline fire extinguisher system
Exterior: ATL fuel cell, Lazer bonnet lights, sponsor graphics
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FANTASTIC Award Winning Isuzu D-Max Range is on show
Isuzu UK - We're at the 2013 CV Show held at the NEC Birmingham with Lionel
Firn from Driverskills.com to unveil the Multi-Award Winning D-Max range.
This year we invited Lionel along to show you what's new in the line of
pick up's from the professionals. From the D-Max base model single cab to
the D-Max Custom Multi-purpose Utility. Lionel covers it all from the
standard fitted accessories to the luxury extras.
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Isuzu UK: Off-Road Fun Demonstration - The New AMAZING Isuzu D-Maxperience
Watch the Isuzu D-Max in action with this off-road film. Here an
experienced Isuzu driving instructor takes a customer off road on the Isuzu
D-Maxperience day to show what the D-Max can do.
Driving instructor Russell Sharp is on hand to show us what this fantastic
pick up can really do. Starting with a off road pull away, the D-Max pulls
away using the maximum of the brakes so not to roll backwards or forwards
accidentally, and it always uses anti-stall technology to pull away gently.
The D-max has a very low first gear, which is excellent for descents off
road, also for towing and pulling away.
The D-Max is truly a superb in both build and specification. Perfect for
all outdoor and off road activities.
Watch the video to see how fantastically well the D-Max handles.
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