Open Class

In September 2006 the “Radio Sport BMW Series” debuted at Pukekohe. Starting as one grid, this “open class” so to speak was made up of many different makes. From Colin Briscoe’s trusty E30, through to Gerry Hodges 635CSI, you could bring almost anything along.

Fast forward to today, and the Open Class is still very diverse. However instead of just the one “open” grid, the series has evolved to three different grids, all with their own different rules and regulations. 

2020-2021 Open Race Format
2020-2021 Open Technical Regulations


Minimum Lap Times

A minimum lap time has been set for ideal conditions at each existing circuit

Group GT: No Minimum Lap Time

Group A: Minimum Lap Times for Group A cars as follows:
Pukekohe 1:09.300
Pukekohe (old track, long back straight): 1:01.200
Hampton Downs 1:09.300
Hampton Downs (International Circuit): 1:45.000
Taupo 1:35.000
Manfeild 1:12.000

Group B: Minimum Lap Times for Group B cars as follows:
Pukekohe 1:13.000
Pukekohe (old track, long back straight): 1:05.200
Hampton Downs 1:13.000
Hampton Downs (International Circuit): 1:48.500
Taupo 1:40.000
Manfeild 1:15.000

Group C: Minimum Lap Times for Group C cars as follows:

Pukekohe: 1:17.300

Hampton Downs: 1:17.300

Taupo: 1:45.300

Manfeild: 1:19.300