There have been some changes to the make-up of the BARC South West Centre Committee today.

We give notice of the following changes which are effective immediately:

1. Sarah Howard resigned as Chairman and as a committee member on the 19th May 2021.

2. Paul Webster resigned as Vice-Chairman and as a committee member on the 19th May 2021.

3. Nick Revels resigned as Competition Secretary and as a committee member on 19th May 2021.

We would like to thank them all for their service to Gurston Down and the South West Centre over the many years they have been involved.

A committee meeting is being organised for the remaining committee members to appoint a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Competition Secretary in accordance with the BARC Centres Handbook. We will notify you once this meeting has taken place and the appointments are confirmed.

Anthony Record – Press Officer Gurston Down




Spectators will NOT be permitted at our May events.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept spectators at our May events. There was a great deal of discussion at our committee meeting yesterday on ways we could make the spectator return to the hill for the May events possible.

Both events are closed to the public so please do not attempt to gain access to the hill during the weekend, our security staff will turn you away.

Sadly, we have to comply, not just with the UK Government’s regulations and guidance but with our governing body, Motorsport UK’s regulations and guidance which are at times significantly different. Finding solutions that comply with the regulations and guidance of both bodies is somewhat complex.

Needless to say, we are working on solutions that comply with these so that we will able to invite spectators back very soon.

We will update you here and on our social media as soon as we are able, watch this space.




Annual General Meeting – BARC South West Centre – 5th July 2021

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the BARC South West Centre will be held on Monday 5th July 2021 at Gurston Down.

The precise timing and the agenda will be published in due course so look out for further News in the coming weeks.

NOTE: Only BARC South West Centre members will be permitted to attend.




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

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 with the Event Date in the Subject box.

Turbo Dynamics – Our 2021 Championship, Challenge and Hill Sponsor

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. 




The SR’s and Paddock Plan are available NOW. Please read these prior to the day.

TEST DAY April 18th 2021 – Supplementary Regulations and Paddock Plans

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


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.




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 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