SATURDAY 29th AND SUNDAY 30th MAY – COMPETITOR INFORMATION
We will today at 14:00 and 14:30 GMT be emailing all competitors an online signing-on document and entry list for Saturday 29th May and Sunday 30th May, respectively.
IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED THE EMAILS OR CAN’T FIND THEM, please email Competitor Information and we will send you the links.
Please check your email, including your spam or promotions folders for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Each competitor is required to submit an online form by 14th May 2021 and remember it’s TWO one-day events so there are two forms to do. If you are entered for both events, you are required to submit a form for each event.
MSUK allows up to three mechanics, helpers, family, or others to attend with an entrant. You need to include these when you submit your form. MSUK regulations only allow us to let those listed in these forms into the event.
Entry lists can be found in Competitor Information.
NOTE: The link contained in the email can be used for ANY competitor and you can enter the same email address for different competitors. Please make sure you get the competitor number correct.
No reminder will be sent.
Any inquiries relating to the online signing-on should be directed to email@example.com with the Event Date in the Subject box.
We are pleased to formally announce that Turbo Dynamics is our Championship, Challenge and Hill Sponsor for 2021.
Peter Marsh, Turbo Dynamics Managing Director, said:
I am very happy and excited that Turbo Dynamics was invited to become the Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb and Championship sponsor for 2021.
“The Marsh family has had a long standing and close relationship with Gurston Down since my late father, Tony Marsh, helped design the course in 1965, won the very first official event in 1967 and continued to compete on it until 2007. Over the years, myself and my brother Simon have regularly competed and held records on this fast and challenging course, we have also recently seen the next Marsh generation jumping into the driver’s seat keeping the family tradition going.”
Turbo Dynamics is an independent, family owned business, established in 1991 by founder and Managing Director Peter Marsh. The company fast become renowned worldwide for its quality products, research and development and vast catalogue of performance hybrid turbos for use in both motorsport and everyday road cars. Today Turbo Dynamics still has the largest catalogue of hybrid turbos in the world, all developed in house.
Motorsport and performance hybrid turbos aside, Turbo Dynamics made a name for themselves with their turbocharger servicing and repairs. A refurbished turbo leaves the factory as good as, or better than when it was new due to the incredibly accurate machining and balancing equipment that has been heavily invested in. Not only has this saved many customers a lot of large bills on new replacement turbos but is also an environmentally friendly process which recycles most of the original turbo.
“Not only is Gurston Down my most local Hill Climb but it is fast and challenging. I consider it the best Hill Climb event on the racing calendar as well as being one of the friendliest. The course is unusual in that it starts off downhill, one of the elements that make it rather unique. Growing up around racing cars and having a father who was competing in both Hill Climbs and F1, it’s no wonder I started leaning towards becoming an adrenalin junky! Whilst he was busy achieving two separate hat-tricks of British Hill Climb Championships with a decade of retirement separating them, I was, from a young age interested in the engineering aspects of motorsport; with many an hour in his garage, watching and learning from him, it was only natural that I found my own way into the precision engineering world of Turbocharger technology”
“My brother Simon and I love competing together and sharing the same car is always interesting as we are very evenly matched despite different driving styles, twice now we have achieved identical times at Gurston to the thousandth of a second!”
BARC South West Centre is exciting that the Peter has extended his family’s association with our hill and we look forward to working with Peter and Turbo Dynamics going forward.
TEST DAY 2021 – SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS AND PADDOCK PLAN
The SR’s and Paddock Plan are available NOW. Please read these prior to the day.
All competitors should have received an email from Nick Revels with this information and additional information. There may be things you need to do or prepare for prior to the arrival on Test Day.
We will NOT be able to provide PPE before or during the event.
Please make sure you are FULLY AWARE of your responsibilties
We look forward to seeing you.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
British Automobile Racing Club Limited South West Centre
Notice of Annual General Meeting – Monday 14th December 2020
As you will be aware the Club is obligated to hold an Annual General Meeting but clearly, current
restrictions on both travel and gatherings make holding such a meeting somewhat problematical, to
say the least. Ideally I would like to postpone the meeting to a later date but our rules do not grant
us the ability to do this. To this end the “meeting” will be held on Monday 14th December 2020
In the circumstances the meeting will have to go ahead effectively behind closed doors. I would
respectfully suggest that there is nothing of exceptional note within the Agenda to cause members
concern. I should be most grateful therefore, once you’ve considered the Agenda, if you would
kindly complete and return the Proxy form to the email address shown in the proxy form
If you have any questions do please feel free to submit them via e-mail prior to the meeting and we
will do our best to answer them. One would hope that the answers will be available at the meeting
and can therefore appear in the Minutes. If this all seems a bit unusual please forgive me
On behalf of the British Automobile Racing Club Limited South West Centre
1. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
2. Accounts & Hon Treasurers Report
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Election of Officers and Committee
b. Vice Chairman
5. Under Rule 12 John Davey, Nick Revels and Simon Purcell retire from the Committee and
being eligible offers offer themselves for re-election.
6. Under rule 10 Tony Record offers himself for election onto the Committee
7. Any Other Business
AGM PROXY FORM – WORD
AGM PROXY FORM – PDF