2022 Championship and Top Ten Challenge

The Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship

Results 2022:

These will be updated once the Championship is underway.

The 2022 Turbo Dynamics Championship – Overall- After April

The 2022 Turbo Dynamics Championship – Class Championship

The Cavendish Ship Stores BARC South West Top Ten Challenge

Results 2022:

These will be updated once the Top Ten Challenge Run-Offs have taken place.

CAVENDISH SHIPS STORES TOP TEN CHALLENGE AFTER APRIL 2022

You can only enter Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb events ONLINE, please check Competitor Information for details.

2021 Championship and Top Ten Challenge

The Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship

Results 2021:

Overall Championship Positions 2021

Class Championship Positions 2021

The Turbo Dynamics BARC SW Top Ten Challenge

Top Ten Challenge 2021

Entry Forms, both online and paper are available now.

2020 Championship and Challenge – Cancelled
The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship 2019

Championship Regulations + Entry Form

Target Times 2019

Class Championship 2019

Overall Championship 2019

The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship 2018

Final Class Championship 2018

Final Overall Championship 2018

 

The Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship
2016 

Overall Class Championship 2016

Overall Championship 2016                                                                                                                        

Winner for 2016 – Stephen Moore and his Mitsubishi Evo Copyright: John Hayward

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

2015
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 FINAL SCORES
CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 FINAL SCORES

Stephen Moore , 2015 Meadens Skoda Gurston Down Hillclimb Champion. Copyright: Akina Media

2014
CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 OVERALL FINAL
CHAMPIONSHIP-2014 BY CLASS FINAL V2

2013
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 FINAL POSITIONS
CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 POSITIONS BY CLASS FINALOverall Championship 2016 round 1

Basis of the Gurston Down Championship.

The Gurston Down Hillclimb Championship, now generously sponsored by Turbo Dynamics, comprises of twenty rounds, two at each of the ten events being part of the Championship. The events are held in March (two), April (two), June (two), July (two) and August (two). There are two chances to score points in every event, so every timed run counts!

Target Times for 2021

There are changes in our 2022 regulations. The Sunday August meeting points will be doubled. So a class win in that event will be worth 20 points.

Here are the full regulations – 2022 Championship and Challenge Regulations

The brief SUMMARY of the rules are as follows:

All cars wishing to score points must carry the Turbo Dynamics / Cavendish Ships Stores sponsor stickers, available in the office at sign-on. If the sponsors sticker is not on the car, points will NOT be awarded.

Entry to the championship and challenge will NOT be accepted after the closing date in May and points cannot be awarded retrospectively.

i) Points will be scored according to class position, taking into account only registered contenders, as follows:

3 or more registered starters: 10-9- 8 (-7- 6-5- 4-3- 2-1) points down to 10th place,
plus 1 point to every other starter i.e. who crosses the start line.
2 registered starters: 9-8 points
1 registered starter 8 points

A bonus point will be awarded to any driver breaking the class target time during a competition run.

All cars wishing to score points must carry the Turbo Dynamics sponsor sticker, available in the office at sign-on. If the sponsors sticker is not on the car, points will NOT be awarded.

Entry to the championship and challenge will NOT be accepted after the closing date in May and points cannot be awarded retrospectively.

In the event of a tie for position between two or more competitors the following tie-break procedure will 
be adopted in the sequence shown below until a result is achieved.

a) The competitor who beats by the most or gets closest to their class target time shall be the winner.

b) If competitors are still tied after comparing their season’s best time to the target time, their second best
times shall be compared to the target time, and the third etc. as required.

c) If appropriate, dropped scores will be counted i.e. the eleventh, twelfth etc. scores as
appropriate/required.

d) Should these methods fail to produce a clear winner, the Committee of the BARC (SW) will decide what
further action should be taken.

When a new class is introduced into the SRs at Gurston Down, the class will not be incorporated into the
Championship until it has run for at least one full season with sufficient support that the best time to be used for
the target time can be considered to be representative. If the committee of the BARC (SW) considers one season
to be inadequate for a particular class, then to protect the fairness of the Championship as a whole, this
‘probationary period’ may be extended pending further review.

If using the methods described it is not possible to define what the Committee deems to be a representative
target time for a particular class, the Committee will decide what further action should be taken.

Trophies as currently outlined in Clause 8 will be unaffected.

NOTE: These are a summary of the rules. They are NOT the final and full version of the rules. These can be found in the competitor information area. Or this link  CHAMPIONSHIP AND CHALLENGE REGULATIONS 

 

The 2022 BARC SW Top Ten Challenge is sponsored by Cavendish Ships Stores and will be known as the Cavendish Ships Stores Top Ten Challenge

 

 

Previous Year’s Results:

The Cavendish Ships Stores Top Ten Challenge

2019

Top Ten Challenge 2019

2018

Final Top Ten Challenge 2018

2017

Top Ten Challenge 2017

James Moore – 2017 Challenge Champion

2016

Top Ten Championship 2016

Winner 2016 – Simon Marsh Copyright: John Hayward

2015
TOP TEN CHALLENGE 2015 FINAL SCORES

Ed Hollier, 2015 Top Ten Challenge winner. Copyright: Akina Media

Ed Hollier, 2015 Top Ten Challenge winner. Copyright: Akina Media

2014
TOP TEN 2014 FINAL
2013
TOP TEN CHALLENGE 2013 FINAL POSITIONS

Basis of the Top Ten Challenge.

Running in parallel with the Gurston Down Hillclimb Championship, and at the same meetings, The Cavendish Ships Stores Top Ten Challenge sees the ten fastest registered competitors at each meeting take an addition run, in the Top Ten Run-Off, irrespective of which class they compete in. You must have the sponsor’s sticker attached to the car.

Ten points go to the fastest contender, down to one point for the 10th fastest.

So, as you might expect, the Challenge tends to be dominated by the larger capacity single-seater racing cars running at the end of the entry, though it is by no means impossible for the Supersports or Sports Libre cars to get amongst the points, or indeed the smaller capacity racing cars.

And should Mother Nature decide to interfere by raining part way through the meeting, then the whole Challenge is thrown wide open.

The remarkably rapid smaller single-seaters, particularly the bike-engined cars, often spring surprises, especially if conditions are less than perfect, when their nimble handling can overcome the power deficit to the bigger engined cars.