As many of you will know, Motorsport UK has made a further statement in respect of Motorsport being held in the UK at this time. Part of that statement reads as follows:
“In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.
This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.
In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.”
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.
As a consequence of this Gurston Down (BARC SW) have to fall in line with statements made by BARC.
1. April 18th and 19th are POSTPONED.
2. May 23rd and 24th are POSTPONED.
3. June 13th and 14th are POSTPONED.
4. ALL three Driver School Days are CANCELLED – The Drivers School will be in touch with everyone directly.
BARC SW will update you as soon as we have more information.
As many of you may already have read, Motorsport UK have withdrawn all events licences for events scheduled up to 30th April 2020. As a consequence:
- Test Day of the 29th March is CANCELLED. Refunds will be processed as soon as we can. There are a large number to deal with so please bear with us.
- Saturday and Sunday meetings on the 18th and 19th April 2020 have been POSTPONED. We are working very hard on a solution and will update you as soon as we have any information to give you.
- April’s Drivers School is POSTPONED.
Once any decisions have been made, we will provide information here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Please read the News Release from Motorsport UK – Statement from Motorsport UK
Just in case you have forgotten, the April meeting entries will close on 22nd March.
You can enter online here http://www.gurstondownentries.co.uk/
Or you can use these paper entries but they need to be with Nick Revels, our Competition Secretary, before the closing date.
BARC SW and Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb are in the process of looking at our event calendar and making contingency plans, where appropriate, around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
At present we have no plans to make changes. Additional information will be made available when any changes take place – Please look out for these.
Any further statements, should these be required will be available here on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instragram.
For those who have missed Motorsport UK’s statement issued today here is the link.
Saturday 7th March 2020 is Gurston Down’s Set-up Day – we get going at 08:30 (usually finished by lunch)
We make the hill ready for the season this Saturday, so if you have a couple of hours spare to lend us a hand and help set-up the hill, we would be grateful.
There are lots a jobs, you don’t need a particular skill, just a willingness to help.
See you Satuday!
We have today published the following on in the Competitor Information pages: Competitor Information
The Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship Regulations
The Cavendish Ships Stores Top Ten Challenge Regulations
Target Times for the 2020 Season
Paper Entry Forms for all Events – These are included in the Event Regulations, SRs for 2020 And Entry Forms
Online Entries will go live on the 21st February so there is no need to use the paper entry system. These paper entries are available for those who have difficultly accessing the Online Entry System or wish to pay by cheque.
Applications for Test Day entries will open on 1st January 2019 and will close on February 28th.
Applications by e-mail only. Please e-mail Nick Revels at email@example.com to be added to the list. Indicate if there is a double driver please.
The number of drivers will be limited to 60. Cars will run in three batches of 20, in rotation. Double drivers will run in different batches. We expect more runs will be possible.
The price will be held at £105. Cars driven by two drivers will pay £165.
If we receive more than 60 driver applications, a ballot will be held. Nick will inform you in the first week of March if you have been successful, and will send out entry forms and regulations.
EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY
We would like to thank all our competitors, marshalls, volunteers,committee and everyone else who makes our event possible a Happy New Year.
That should really be a HAPPY NEW SEASON….
Applications for our first event, the 2020 Test Day on 29th March will be open later today. Contact Nick Revels, directly by email for details.
As all our competitors should know by now, we aren’t changing our Event Entry Fees, including Test Day, for the entire 2020 season. As soon as the Event Entries are open we will let you know here, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook..
Drivers School applications are already open and more than 50% of the places have already been sold. There are just three avaialble dates for the 2020 school. Check the link above for more details.
Anthony Record – Press Officer Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb
As you are no doubt aware Motorsports UK have significantly increased the cost of your MSUK Licence. MSUK have additionally increased Event Licence costs.
Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb are pleased to announce that our entry fees for the 2020 season will not be increasing. We will be absorbing the Event Licence increases rather than passing them on to our drivers.
We are pleased to formally announce the 2019 Marshall of the Year is Kevin Morgan. Here he is at our Annual Awards Dinner last weekend.
Kevin won the award after the secret ballot of all of the Marshalls at Gurtson Down. Drivers will recognise Kevin as one of the regular team at start-line.
Congratulations to Kevin!
Anthony Record – Press Officer Gusrton Down Speed Hill Climb