Isuzu D'Max Rally Team prepared for MSA British Cross Country Championship

The hills will be alive with the sound of motorsport as the Jewson Isuzu D­Max Rally Team rises to the challenge of the first round of the 2015 Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship (BCCC) on 11­12 April.

Held at 'Pikes Peak' in the Cambrian Mountains of West Wales, the course is no toe-dipping exercise into cross country motorsport. The BCCC season starts as it means to go on ­ as a fiendish, no ­holds­ barred battle of man and machine against some of the most brutal but picturesque landscapes in Britain.

The very same D­Max that Isuzu specially prepared for this campaign last year will return fighting fit after its winter sabbatical. Importantly, the Double Cab pick­up retains the same production­-based specification that proved so successful ­ and indestructible ­ last year.

Now with the added benefit of hindsight, ex-­British Rally Championship driver Jason Sharpe and co­driver Richard Lester, plan to use this first event as an opportunity to set a blistering pace. The dynamic duo hope to raise the benchmark even higher within the Production Class.

Last year's incredible and ever-­improving performance set the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons. The Jewson Isuzu D­Max Rally Team not only made mincemeat of the rest of the production class, they also snapped at the heels of purpose-­built rally specials costing five or six times as much.

Will history repeat itself again this year? Is there another production­class machine out there to rival the D­Max when the going gets tough? And more to the point, will the team be able to secure a well­-deserved podium finish by the end of the season?

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