Super Lap

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Hi Octane R34 versus Tilton Interiors EVO for the ultimate Superlap supremacy at Sydney's Oran Park, March 2009.
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Scott Kreyl attempts to retain his title at Super Lap Taupo, 2008, but retires early with mechanical difficulties.

Super Lap is a time attack motorsport event. Super Lap events are being held in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia[edit]

The inaugural Superlap Australia[1] Superlap Australia event was held at the Oran Park Raceway in July 2008. It has since become an annual event attracting the fastest circuit cars in the country and even some overseas guests.

In Australia, Super Lap is divided into three classes: Club Sprint Class, Open Class and an invitational Pro Class The requirements for each class are described on the Superlap Australia [2] website.

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, the first NZ Performance Car Super Lap was held in April 2007 at Taupo Motorsport Park. It was the first event of its kind held in New Zealand on a race circuit. Other time trial-style events have been road-based run by motoring clubs, such as rallying and bent sprints.

Super Lap is an event specially formulated as a total test of import street car performance, and is only open to JDM (Japanese domestic market) import cars. Originating in Japan—where such events are often called Tuner Battles because of competition between "tuning houses"—the style of racing has been adopted in the UK,[3] US, and Australia.[1]

In its New Zealand format, Super Lap is broken down into individual classes: Street Pro (PRO), Street Private (PVT) and Unlimited class (ULM). Street Pro consists of caged warranted, registered and certified cars. Street Private consists of uncaged, street-legal cars. The Unlimited class (introduced for Super Lap 2008 at Taupo Motorsport Park) allows full competition cars—those not road-registered but race-ready—to compete. Unlimited class cars are not eligible to win Super Lap.

Competitors are timed over a single flying lap of the track in a qualifying format. Competitors start from the pit lane on its out-lap. When the car crosses the start-finish line for the first time, the timer is started. The timer is stopped when the start-finish line is crossed at the end of the flying lap, and the competitor performs and in-lap, returning to the pits. The fastest ten go into a top-10 shootout in the same format. The winner of this wins the event.

In 2016 the format slightly changed and the use of a full slick tyre was banned from use in the New Zealand superlap series and will continue forward using a d.o.t semi slick tyre like the z221s by Hankook or the A050 by Yokohama for e.g. this would now align New Zealand with the rest of the world in the time attack / super lap format and continue to grow alongside the rest of the globe.

Typical cars[edit]

Readily available high-performance Japanese imports are used such as:

Results[edit]

Superlap Australia 2009 Oran Park, GP Circuit[1][edit]

For a full list of results go to [4]

Pro Class
Pos Team Vehicle Fastest Lap
1 Tilton Interiors Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1:12.10
2 Advan/Hi Octane Racing Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R 1:13.63
3 Notaras Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1:14.24
Open Class
Pos Team Vehicle Driver Fastest Lap
Winner Southern Motorworks Lotus Exige John Boston 1:15.22
2nd Bilstein Racing Mazda RX-7 Ryan Brown 1:15.83
3rd Insight Motorsports Honda S2000 Elias Augerinos 1:16.26
Category Team Vehicle Driver Fastest Lap
Fastest 4WD Mark Rayner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Mark Rayner 1:16.81
Fastest RWD Southern Motorworks Lotus Exige John Boston 1:15.22
Fastest FWD Pro Concept Honda Civic Jacky Yick 1:17.23
Fastest 4 Cylinder Southern Motorworks Lotus Exige John Boston 1:15.22
Fastest 6 Cylinder SM Motorsport BMW M3 Sam Markov 1:16.96
Fastest 8 Cylinder Caltex Guildford Peter Hennesy 1:22.88
Fastest Rotary Bilstein Racing Mazda RX-7 Ryan Brown 1:15.83
Fastest Naturally Aspirated Bilstein Racing Mazda RX-7 Ryan Brown 1:15.83
Fastest Owner Driver Bilstein Racing Mazda RX-7 Ryan Brown 1:15.83
Clubsprint Class
Pos Driver Vehicle Fastest Lap
Winner Jeramiah Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1:18.76
2nd Jason Naidoo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 1:19.40
3rd Marek Tomaszewski Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1:19.58
Category Driver Vehicle Fastest Lap
Fastest 4WD Jeramiah Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1:18.76
Fastest RWD Evan McCormack Mazda RX-7 1:24.59
Fastest FWD Tim Ware Honda Integra Type R 1:24.80
Fastest 4 Cylinder Jeramiah Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1:18.76
Fastest 6 Cylinder Bill Miller Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R 1:22.54
Fastest 8 Cylinder Brad Lowe HDT Special Vehicles VE Commodore 1:24.76
Fastest Rotary Evan McCormack Mazda RX-7 1:24.59
Fastest Naturally Aspirated Brad Lowe HDT Special Vehicles VE Commodore 1:24.76

See all the lap times and full listing at Natsoft

2008 Taupo (1 November)[5][edit]

This results table shows the fastest overall times of the day. Barry Manon, in third place, was the first non-Unlimited class car, and therefore claimed the Super Lap title for Taupo 2008. Defending champion Scott Kreyl retired with mechanical difficulties.

Pos Driver Vehicle Top 13 Time Shoot-Out Time Best Time of Day
1 Grant Hohaia Toyota Corolla 1:15.45 1:16.36 1:15.45
2 Jonothan Lester Toyota Supra 1:16.42 DNR 1:16.42
3 Barry Manon Toyota Levin GT-Z AE92 1:16.97 1:16.93 1:16.93
4 Ian Campbell Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI 1:17.10 1:17.38 1:17.10
5 Dirk Schmidt Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II 1:17.17 1:17.19 1:17.17
6 Mark Walters Honda Civic 1:17.75 1:17.62 1:17.62
7 Daynom Templeman Mazda RX-7 1:17.84 DNR 1:17.84
8 Brendan Sole Mazda RX-7 1:18.45 1:18.52 1:18.45
9 Kenneth Au Nissan Silvia/200SX S15 1:18.72 1:19.72 1:18.72
10 Chris Trundle Mazda RX-7 1:19.44 1:18.93 1:18.93

2008 Pukekohe (6 April)[6][edit]

Scott Kreyl in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII retained his Super Lap title.

Pos Driver Vehicle Class Fastest Lap
1 Scott Kreyl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII Street Pro 1:02.03
2 Garry Sutton Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R Street 1:02.83
3 Harry Dodson Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Street Pro 1:04.63
4 Barry Manon Toyota Levin GT-Z AE92 Street 1:04.80
5 Grant Hohaia Toyota Levin AE86 Street Pro 1:04.86
6 Dirk Schmidt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II Street 1:05.06
7 Brent Love Mazda RX-7 FD3S Street 1:06.58
8 Ian Campbell Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Street 1:06.74
9 Simon Turner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III Street Pro 1:07.19
10 Kenneth Au Nissan Silvia S15 Street 1:07.23

2007 Taupo[edit]

Pos Car # Entrant Vehicle Time Class
1 53 Scott Kreyl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:12.75 Private
2 14 Brent Ingram Toyota Starlet GT 1:14.30 Pro
3 47 Dirk Scherbius Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:14.60 Private
4 41 Ian Campbell Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:14.75 Private
5 18 Victor Chapman Nissan Silvia S13 1:14.78 Pro
6 7 Grant Hohaia Toyota Levin 1:15.57 Pro
7 11 Jason Gill Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:15.63 Pro
8 3 Harry Dodson Nissan Skyline 1:16.71 Pro
9 49 Craig Silby Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:16.94 Private
10 55 Nick Bowyer Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1:17.55 Private

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "World Time Attack Challenge". World Time Attack Challenge. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Time Attack Championship - It's not racing... It's Time Attack". Time Attack® - It's not racing... It's Time Attack!!. 
  4. ^ [2] natsoft superlap results
  5. ^ Super Lap 2008 Taupo results
  6. ^ Super Lap 2008 Pukekohe results

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