Given that 2013 is coming to a close I decided to compare the 2KCUP against all the other race classes over NZ from over the last few months, this will help determine how close the 2KCUP racing really is in today’s Motorsport environment.

I used mylaps.com to provide all the results and then ranked by qualifying times. I have then determined how close a class is by comparing the difference in lap time from the 8th, 16th, 24th and 32nd placed cars against the 1st placed car.

As the average amount of cars across all 63 classes is 17, I took the 1st-16th difference as being the best indication of how competitive a class really is. Below is the results table:

Race Classes of New Zealand

*series indicates South Island Series
series*1 indicates Manfeild Class.
Class1-8th1-16th1-24th1-32ndClass Size
Average6.2669.06212.86415.14617.5
BNT V8 SuperTourers0.6941.339n/a
n/a
19
2KCUP - 2KCUP1.7713.1874.1446.74242
BMW E30 - Group 11.5643.35n/a
n/a
23
Vortex Racewear Formula First1.3383.751n/a
n/a
18
BMW E30 - Group 22.4635.211n/a
n/a
18
*SI RX7 & NZ 61.345.319n/a
n/a
20
AES/TradeZone3.4885.779.192n/a
26
TradeZone NZGT1.8526.142n/a
n/a
21
Toyo Tyres Pro 7 Series + MX5 Cars4.3766.427n/a
n/a
20
2KCUP - 1.6/1.5L CUP2.1236.879n/a
n/a
19
*Pre 85 Classic Saloons4.1627.0529.04211.86644
TradeZone GT1/GT25.757.08712.276n/a
24
Arrow Wheels Sports & GT4.6167.287n/a
n/a
21
Autosure Central Muscle Cars4.9547.546n/a
n/a
19
Kumho Tyres Pre-654.447.553n/a
n/a
21
Koken Tools Super Mini Challenge3.2628.00612.109n/a
29
*Historic Touring Cars & Shellsport5.0688.457n/a
n/a
22
IB Cup*13.5618.533n/a
n/a
17
BMW 2 Litre4.7949.533n/a
n/a
18
SS2000 Register Race Series5.3989.558n/a
n/a
18
*SIERDC 1 Hour6.9239.65911.79613.64346
*Mainland Muscle Cars5.4069.9513.264n/a
28
Kumho Tyres Pre-65 Saloons6.259.998n/a
n/a
21
Apparelmaster Classic Trial5.83810.524n/a
n/a
20
*Australian GT6.93510.627n/a
n/a
19
New Zealand Porsche4.60510.865n/a
n/a
17
Muscle Cars6.17110.874n/a
n/a
19
*Formula Libre7.57711.79120.526n/a
30
*Clubmans Saloons8.40411.86118.571n/a
25
*SIERDC 3 Hour6.71212.47117.72428.33337
Nitto Tyres NZ Six & HQ Series3.69615.034n/a
n/a
16
Motul Honda Cup5.38716.919n/a
n/a
18
Production Saloons (All Classes)7.16617.012n/a
n/a
18
Formula Libre/Ford8.88920.095n/a
n/a
16
*SIFF/Sports & Racing12.02320.581n/a
n/a
16
Classic Japanese Race Series7.35314.838n/a
n/a
16
UDC V8 Utes1.217n/a
n/a
n/a
12
Winger Suzuki Swift Sport Cup1.444n/a
n/a
n/a
7
Toyota TR-862.403n/a
n/a
n/a
9
*NZ6 Saloons2.734n/a
n/a
n/a
10
*OSCA/Sports Saloons3.543n/a
n/a
n/a
15
*Pro 7 Saloons3.796n/a
n/a
n/a
11
Cogent V8 Challenge Cup4.299n/a
n/a
n/a
9
New Zealand V8 Touring Car Championship4.351n/a
n/a
n/a
13
*Toyota 864.369n/a
n/a
n/a
9
NZ Sports Cars5.038n/a
n/a
n/a
10
Historic Muscle Cars6.11n/a
n/a
n/a
10
*Formula Atlantics6.141n/a
n/a
n/a
10
*Pre 65 saloons6.153n/a
n/a
n/a
12
BMW Open Class6.569n/a
n/a
n/a
14
HMC & Pre 78 Saloons7.025n/a
n/a
n/a
10
Alfa Trofeo7.357n/a
n/a
n/a
13
Clubmans Sports Cars8.775n/a
n/a
n/a
12
NZ Porsche Championship9.124n/a
n/a
n/a
11
*Mini 79.272n/a
n/a
n/a
10
Racing Saloons (All Classes)9.901n/a
n/a

n/a
10
Classic Sports, GT & Saloons/Historic10.303n/a
n/an/a
12
MG Series10.473n/a
n/a
n/a
12
Rotary Race Enthusiasts13.496n/a
n/a
n/a
10
Historics- FJ, F3 and Sports Racing Cars16.781n/a
n/a
n/a
8
Avon Tyres Historic Formula Ford19.398n/a
n/a
n/a
7
Northern Muscle + Production Muscle32.083n/a
n/a
n/a10
SF Cup*1n/an/a
n/a
n/a
7

Going by the above results it can be seen that the 2KCUP classes come in at 2nd and 10th overall, this would conclude that the 2KCUP is one of the closest, cheapest and biggest racing series in NZ.

Reasons for not judging closeness off race results:

  • All series have different race distances.
  • Crashes would influence results.
  • Mechanical Failures would influence results.
  • Some series run handicap grids.
  • Some series would be off the list as they do not get enough finishers.
  • Deciding which race result is taken would be to hard, along with averaging results.
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