EVENT ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Our online entry system is now open. You can enter for all the seasons events, online NOW

Gurston Down Online Entry System

DON’T LEAVE YOUR ENTRY UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE – WE ARE EXPECTING EVENTS TO FILL UP FAST

As a reminder, priority is given to championship contenders. So why not add our championship when completing your online entry.

NOTE: When an event has sold out, it will show as Out of Stock.

 

 

 

GREAT NEWS Event Change – August 2021

Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th

We have changed the type of event for our final meeting of 2021.

There will now be TWO events over the weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, rather than a two day event.

As a reminder, the Sunday event will be a DOUBLE POINT champioinship event.

This is intended as an additional meeting to replace those meetings that have been cancelled.

ENTRIES WILL OPEN SOON

 

 

Test Day 2021 – 18th April – Register Your Interest NOW

We are pleased to announce that we have re-schedulesd our 2021 Test Day. The 2021 Test Day is now set for 18th April and is open to BARC SW members.

Applications by email only please. To register your interest for a Test Day entry, please e-mail Nick Revels at gurstonhillclimb@gmail.com You will then be added to the list. Indicate if there is a double driver please. Please make sure you put APRIL 2021 TEST DAY in the subject.

To register your interest, please email me as soon as possible. Nick Revels is compiling a list of the number of drivers registering an interest. The number of drivers will be limited and it is a condition of entry that you are a member of BARC SW. If we receive too many applications, a ballot will be held.

Nick Revels will inform you in early April if you have been successful, and will send out entry forms and regulations at that time.

We really look forward to seeing you in 2021

 

Statement from BARC SW – New Test Day and Events 2021 Plans

EVENTS 2021

BARC SW – Gurston Down are pleased to announce that we plan, subject to the UK Government and Motorsport UK guidance, to run the following meetings in 2021:

April – Sunday 18th – Test Day – a single day for BARC SW Members only

May – Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th – Motorsport UK British Hillclimb Championship Weekend, TWO one day events being the four rounds of the championship Gurston Down usually hosts. There may be an Interclub (formerly Nat B) meeting for BARC SW Centre members at this event. Entry numbers are limited.

June – Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th – The Tony Marsh Memorial Weekend – Two One Day Events

July – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th – Two One Day Events

August – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th – This event is a two day event. Saturday will be a practice day and Sunday will have a single morning practice followed by two timed runs.

We expect our online entry system to start taking entries, for all events except the April Test Day, on the 5th April 2021.

The March meetings and the April meetings have been cancelled. The Sunday of the April meeting being replaced by our Test Day.

TEST DAY – Sunday 18th April

Sunday 18th April’s meeting has been replaced by a Test Day. Applications are limited and priority will be given to those who have previously registered for our March Test Day. This date is restricted to BARC SW members.  Details of how to register for the April Test Day will be published in the next seven days.

SPECTATORS

The current UK Government laws do not allow spectators to attend any of our events.

Once spectators are permitted, we will not be permitted to give spectators access to the paddock and / or the startline area. Drivers and spectators must be held in separate bubbles. Access will only be available to the Hollow Bend and Carousel Complex spectator areas. Availability of refreshments will be limited too.

Spectator numbers will be limited and you will be required to book in advance. There will be NO access without a booked ticket.

COVID-19 restrictions, regulations and guidance change regularly. This information is current as of today.

PLEASE CHECK HERE AND OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EVENTS. 

 

Nick Howard

It is with deep regret that we must report the sad passing of our long time Gurston colleague and friend Nick Howard.

Nick will be remembered having started his Gurston life as part of our renowned team of Marshals out on the hill, in later years forming a formidable partnership alongside Grahame running a smooth operation in the Bottom Paddock, both on event weekends, and also when supporting our School Days. Always a friendly welcome to be had.

In later years Nick assumed the role of BARC SW Steward, and kept a close eye on event proceedings, and over the past 2 seasons could be found supporting and encouraging our Gurston Chairman, and his dear wife, Sarah Howard in her 3 wheeled pursuits.

The BARC SW Committee were indebted to Nick for his commitment and efforts in maintaining our wonderful venue, and being at the centre of set up and set down proceeding all year round. Nick’s presence and dedication was always welcomed wherever he volunteered his time, including Thruxton, Wiscombe and Manor Farm to name just a few.

Nick’s funeral will be held on Monday 8th March at Bournemouth Crematorium at 9:30. Spaces will be very limited due to Covid restrictions and Sarah has asked that any enquires regarding this be privately messaged to her.

Statement from BARC SW following UK Government’s Roadmap Out of Lockdown

Following the UK Government’s Roadmap Out of Lockdown and Motorsport UK’s Restart statement we have been forced to cancel a number of events.

Motorsport UK have withdrawn all event licences until 29th March 2021 so we have been forced to cancel the following events: Test Day – 7th March 2021; Saturday 27th March and Sunday 28th March 2021.

Additionally we have cancelled the April Drivers School and May is looking doubtful due to the restrictions imposed by the UK Government’s Roadmap Out of Lockdown.

BARC SW Centre’s committee is currently waiting for the additional advice and guidance promised by the MSUK in their recent statement. Once we have received that and our Covid-19 Team has been able to assess the information and advised the committee of it’s recommendations, we will make further statements regarding events beyond March 2021.