Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship

Round 1: Pikes Peak, 14-15 April

Former champion Richard Kershaw took a comfortable win ahead of reigning title holder Ian Rochelle in the opening round at Pikes Peak.

Kershaw set the pace from the outset, with his charge to victory stemmed only by a broken drive shaft on the fourth run, which cost some time. Meanwhile Rochelle’s victory hopes were wrecked when his car suffered mechanical problems on the final run of day one.

"It’s been a good weekend and a good course," said Kershaw. "Other than the shaft problem we had a clear run, we kept it tidy and didn’t pick up any punctures."

Results1 Richard Kershaw / Jonny Koonja (Milner R5) 2h00m47s2 Ian Rochelle / Chris Hammond (Millington Phoenix) +5m35s3 Ryan Cooke / Chris Cooke (Land Rover Defender) +12m30s