Due to the continued success and scale of 2KCUP we split the cars into multiple classes as ultimately it can seem a bit silly to have to tell your friends you are placed 93rd out of 140 teams. In doing do we have 4 classes with roughly 40 competitors each but this does not take into account the South Island series which runs to slightly different rules and with similarly sized fields.

For season 6 (2018-2019) the classes have a bit more purpose than just how big the motor is and are now defined by power to weight, in this case the factory weight (KG) divided by the factory power (HP) grouped by:

  • 6.1-7KG/hp (GT6)
  • 7-8.5KG/hp (GT7)
  • Slower cars (GTS

We also have a new “Pro” class named HT1, this is largely due to the continual growth of competition in 2KCUP and is our best effort to cool down the GT classes and keep the diversity in GT. It has been designed such that the only thing that sets apart the cars on track are the drivers and this class will see a full grid of 40 cars split by a difference of less than 2 seconds a lap.

HT1

HT1 is the Pro class of 2KCUP with the level of competition setting it apart from the GT classes and basically any other class in NZ Motorsport. Entry is invite only and all drivers will first need to acquire a 2KCUP Super License by proving their ability in 2KCUP or by other means such as winning the Formula 1 World Championship.

Cars in HT1 are  homologated like FIA GT3 with each car having a homologation number which relates to the exact specification the vehicle must run to (namely stating what is standard), also like GT3 there are balance of performance measures set by the homologation documents. Cars are checked regularly to make sure they are complying. Drivers also risk getting relegated back to GT if they cannot maintain the 107% rule during qualifying.

Current homologated cars are:

  • HT1-001: Honda Integra DC2 SiR/VTi-R (2/4 door FWD Hatchback with FF layout)
  • HT1-002: Toyota Levin AE111 Blacktop (2 door FWD Coupe with FF layout)
  • HT1-003: Toyota MR2 SW20 3SGE (2 door RWD Coupe with MR layout)
  • HT1-004: Toyota Altezza 3SGE (4 door RWD Sedan with FR layout)

As seen above this class covers all types of layouts and is an ideal class for the racer wanting to prove themselves on a platform that suits them in a class where competition is high and costs are low.

GT6

GT6 is a true 2KCUP class thats sole focus is to get people out on track with a low entry cost. A car in GT6 is one of the fastest cars you could pick up for under $2k and has a weight to power of 6.1KG-7KG per Flywheel horsepower.

Some cars which may suit this class (but not limited to) are:

  • Citroen BX
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda CR-X Del Sol
  • Honda Integra
  • Honda Prelude
  • Honda Torneo
  • Mitsubishi Cyborg
  • Mitsubishi FTO
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Nissan Lucino
  • Nissan Pulsar
  • Toyota Altezza
  • Toyota Celica
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Curren
  • Toyota Levin
  • Toyota MR2
  • Toyota Sprinter Carib
  • Toyota Starlet

GT7

GT7 is much like GT6 but it is where cars that have a bit more weight or a bit less power end up.

Some cars that would end up in this class (but not limited to) are:

  • Alfa Romeo 145
  • Alfa Romeo 156
  • Alfa Romeo 33
  • BMW 323i
  • Citroen BX
  • Daihatsu Charade
  • Honda City
  • Honda CR-X Del Sol
  • Honda Prelude
  • Mazda Familia
  • Mazda Lantis
  • Mazda MX5
  • Nissan Primera
  • Nissan Pulsar
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Peugeot 106
  • Peugeot 206
  • Peugeot 306
  • Rover MGF
  • Suzuki Cultis
  • Toyota Corolla

 

GTS

GTS is an invite only class for those car and driver combinations that are slow. In 2KCUP speed isn’t everything and we believe that the best racing you can have is against someone in the same boat. In this class it’s not unheard of for drivers to be 10 seconds a lap quicker after their first race meeting so it’s a great place for people wanting to give racing a try and do so with like some minded company.

Some cars that seem to naturally end up in this class are Ford Lasers and Holden Barinas but anything goes.