2013 Superleague season
|Platform Used||rFactor v1.255|
|Carshape base||F1 Based|
|Engine Supplier(s)||Krevder, Martex, Potentia, Trinity|
|Tyre Supplier(s)||GPVWC brand G|
|Drivers' Champion||Lukas Euler|
|Teams' Champion||Midnight Motorsport|
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|GPVWC series in 2013|
Lukas Euler retained his Superleague World Drivers Title in a closely fought season long battle with eventual runner-up Ruud Heesterbeek, in a season that saw sixty two individual drivers take part in at least one race across eighteen rounds. There were four different race winners including first ever Superleague victories for Jim Parisis and Ruud Heesterbeek as well as their respective teams.
Teams and drivers
The following teams have confirmed their 2013 participation.
- Draig Racing were excluded from the previous season due to a continued breach of contract regulations and were not accepted into the Superleague for the 2013 season.
- Red 5 did not re-apply for entry into the 2013 Superleague season.
- Synergetic were not accepted after applying for an entry in the 2013 Superleague season due to continued absences of the team at the tail end of the 2012 season.
The number of team entries remained at 13 for the 2013 Superleague season with 3 spots available for new teams, two new entries were promoted from the Supercup.
- Phoenix F1 returned to the GPVWC after a 7 year break and were accepted on the back of a strong application with established drivers and a close GPVWC working relationship with team manager Andy Graydon.
- Halcyon Racing were promoted to the Superleague after a strong campaign in the previous seasons Supercup. Unfortunately the team folded towards the end of the season after a prolonged fight to field a consistent driver lineup, the team were not replaced mid-season and the slot remained open for 2014.
- Torrent Motorsports were also promoted from the Supercup after a highly successful 2012 campaign in which they were crowned Constructors champions.
The 2013 testing schedule is as follows:
|Preseason Test #1||24th Jan 2013||Circuit Ricardo Tormo|
|Preseason Test #2||31st Jan 2013||Hockenheimring|
|Preseason Test #3||7th Feb 2013||Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola|
|Preseason Test #4||14th Feb 2013||Circuito de Jerez|
|Midseason Test #1||16th May 2013||Watkins Glen International|
|Midseason Test #2||8th Aug 2013||Circuit Park Zandvoort|
|Post-season Test||7th Nov 2013||Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire|
The 2013 calendar remained at 18 rounds, but still had changes in venues with the Malaysian Grand Prix (last staged in 2008), the Austrian Grand Prix (last staged in 2011) and the French Grand Prix (last staged in 2011) all returning.
- 2013 saw the return of Engine Development, adding another degree of complexity to the job of team manager and bringing potentially crucial differences between the teams. Selected teams within the Superleague became engine constructors, building the powerplants for all other teams. The four "works" deals will be available went to Potentia (Midnight), Martex (Nordsjoen), Krevder (Kernow) and Trinity (Woods) who in turn sold their products to the remaining nine teams.
- A new contract system featured three different classes of driver contracts; Primary Drivers, Reserve Drivers and Emergency Drivers. Primary Drivers were not allowed to participate in any way in series “below” their current one in the career ladder, their commitment being to the series where they have a Primary contract. Reserve Drivers were allowed to take part only in four races per season before having to switch to a Primary Driver contract. Emergency Drivers were entitled to the same deal of Reserve Drivers, but their contracts could not exceed a duration of one month.
- A real game changer for the GPVWC, was the introduction of a Dynamic weather conditions introduced via the by RFE Weather Plugin. This did not simply add wet tracks to the game; rather it simulated atmospheric conditions changing throughout the race and being reflected by the levels of grip and temperature of the track.
- Drivers were required to use both available tyre compounds throughout a race, unless the wet weather tyre was used by drivers during the race.
- The points structure changed to reflect one utilized in real life by MotoGP and rewarded the top 15 placed drivers.
Results and standings
Points are awarded to the top 15 classified finishers.
Bold - Pole
† Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.
Bold – Pole
† Cars did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.
2012 Superleague season
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2014 Superleague season