2017 Superleague season

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2017 Superleague season
Competition Superleague
Title Sponsor TBC
Platform Used 397rFactor2.png rFactor 2
Rounds 18
Mod base TBC
Carshape base F1 based
Engine Supplier(s) Martex, Trinity, Valiant, Talos
Tyre Supplier(s) GPVWC brand G
Drivers 59
Teams 12
Drivers' Champion Netherlands Rudy van Buren
Teams' Champion England Vod:Bul Racing
Superleague Seasons
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GPVWC series in 2017
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International Touring Cup
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The 2017 Superleague season was be the 18th GPVWC Superleague season. David Fidock enters the season as defending Drivers' Champion, and Nordsjoen Racing as the reigning Constructors' Champions. Ultimately neither driver nor team retained their title: Rudy van Buren took the Drivers' Championship in dominant fashion, winning 12 races during the season and van Buren's team, Vod:Bul Racing secured the Constructors' Championship after a final-round showdown against Nordsjoen Racing.

Teams and drivers

The amount of team slots was reduced from 14 to just 12 in 2017, with the GPVWC Management citing a desire to promote quality over quantity in GPVWC series in 2017.

Superleague Team Base Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers Rounds Test/Reserve Driver(s)
Netherlands Edonis Engineering

Netherlands Groningen, The Netherlands

Edonis E17E Talos 9D-17 V6t G 4 Finland Oskari Kantonen 1-2 Germany Dennis Jordan
Finland Oskari Kantonen
Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra 5-7, 10
Germany Maurice Brackhahn 8-9
Germany Alex Siebel 11
Germany Dennis Jordan 3-4
7 11
Spain Fran Lopez 1-10
Germany Green Stripes Racing

Germany Niedersachsen, Germany

GSR GSR-17 Trinity TRIN005 V6t G 20 England Matt Varley 1-5, 8 England Ben Willis
England Daniel Lovett 9-11
England Ben Willis 6
68 2-4
England Matt Beavis 1
Netherlands Gerrit de Vries 6-11
England Hawkeye Racing

England The Lake District, England

Hawkeye RS-17 Talos 9D-17 V6t G 2 England Alex Cooper 1-11 Germany Dino Paolini
3 Sweden Tobias Olsson 1-9
Germany Lukas Euler 10-11
England Kernow Sport

England St.Austell, England

Kernow MW6 Valiant VA17 V6t G 12 Belgium Bart De Vos 1-6, 8-9, 11-13 England Mark Wicks
Australia Daniel Benefield 7, 10
France Eneric Andre 15-16
Netherlands Stephane Rouault 17
Netherlands Menno Klont 18
83 Hungary Bence Zsupanek 1-14, 16-18
South Africa MadCape Racing Team

South Africa Cape Town, South Africa

MadCape MSL-017 Valiant VA17 V6t G 61 Netherlands Michel De Jonge 1-3 England James Johnson
Scotland Ryan Walker 4-5
England Nick Rowland 6-11
62 England Lee Morris 1-11
Norway Nordsjøen Racing

Wales Cardiff, Wales

Nordsjøen NR010 Martex MX-05 V6t G 1 England David Fidock 1-11
David Jundt
27 Germany Florian Geier 1-11
Greece Red Archer Virtual Racing Team

Greece Rethymno, Greece

Red Archer RA217 Valiant VA17 V6t G 6 Australia Thomas Hinss 1-9 Malta Jason Muscat
France Geoffrey Fournier 11
Estonia Rait Kilk 10
21 6-7
Australia Daniel Benefield 1-2
Malta Jason Muscat 3
France Geoffrey Fournier 4-5
England Michael Eyres 8-11
Romania Storm Racing Team

Romania Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Storm SR02 Valiant VA17 V6t G 75 England Adrian McNaughton 1-6 Netherlands Menno Klont
Malta Terence Grech
Netherlands Mike Kwint
Netherlands Mike Kwint 9
United States Sven de Vries 10-11
80 Romania Emanuel Gaczella 1-3
Netherlands Menno Klont 4-5, 7, 9
Germany Sven Schubert 6
Sweden Tobias Olsson 10-11
Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems

Australia Sydney, Australia

SRS SRS17* Valiant VA17 V6t G 11 England Ben Horrill 1-2,4-11 Netherlands Douwe Tapper
Poland Maciej Mlynek
Poland Maciej Mlynek 3
67 1-2, 10
Croatia David Frančić 3-9, 11
England Vod:Bul Racing

England Liverpool, England

Vod:Bul VBMP17 Valiant VA17 V6t G 14 Netherlands Rudy van Buren 1-11 England Tom Parker
15 Estonia Risto Kappet 1-11
Belgium Wauters Automotive

Belgium Zolder, Belgium

Wauters WA-05T* Martex MX-05 V6t G 30 Hungary Gergo Baldi 1-11
Dennis Lind
Germany Alex Siebel
33 Hungary Daniel Cziranku 1-6, 9
Norway Jarl Teien 7-8, 10-11
England Woods Racing 1

England Southampton, England

Woods WR17 Trinity TRIN005 V6t G 8 England Lewis Redshaw 1-6 England Matthew Chirgwin
England Joshua Anderson
England Ollie Woods
9 England Thomas Jacobs
England Matthew Chirgwin
1-5, 7

*Speculative pending confirmation

Team changes

Mid-season changes

1Woods Racing withdrew from the championship prior to the British round.

New entries

Technical changes

2017 sees a range of technical changes to the Superleague.

  • With the withdrawal of Midnight Motorsport mid-season in 2016, the Potentia line of engines was discontinued for 2017 with Wauters Automotive having become interim manufacturers for the rest of the 2016 season. An engine tender was opened for applications and Hawkeye Racing were granted it to produce the Talos brand of engines.
  • R&D and eR&D will see a reduction of concurrent development. In traditional R&D, only two items (from different areas) can be developed at any given time (excluding pit crew training), while only one development area will be allowed in eR&D.
  • Engine wear rate will be increased, making engine management a more crucial part of management.
  • New tyre compound selection rules will be introduced for 2017. Team managers will be asked to make their selection of three tyre compounds to take to the following race. The choice is free, and each car will be required to use at least two of the compounds during the race.

2017 Calendar

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Conditions Date Start Time
Track time GMT BST
1 Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne TBC 9th March 2017 14:00 19:00
2 Russian Grand Prix Russian GP Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi TBC 23rd March 2017 14:00 19:00
3 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai TBC 6th April 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
4 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish GP Spain Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia TBC 20th April 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
5 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian GP Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg TBC 4th May 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo TBC 18th May 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
7 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal TBC 1st June 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
8 British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire TBC 15th June 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
9 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest TBC 29th June 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
10 German Grand Prix German GP Germany Nurburgring, Nürburg TBC 27th July 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
11 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa TBC 10th August 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
12 Italian Grand Prix Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza TBC 24th August 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
13 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore TBC 7th September 2017 20:00 18:00 19:00
14 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka TBC 21st September 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
15 United States Grand Prix United States GP United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin TBC 5th October 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
16 Mexican Grand Prix Mexican GP Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City TBC 19th October 2017 14:00 18:00 19:00
17 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo TBC 2nd November 2017 14:00 19:00
18 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island TBC 16th November 2017 14:00 19:00


The 2017 testing schedule is as follows:

Test Date Venue
Preseason Test #1 2nd Feb 2017 San Marino Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
Preseason Test #2 9th Feb 2017 Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
Preseason Test #3 16th Feb 2017 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Sepang
Preseason Test #4 23th Feb 2017 Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Young Driver Test 23rd Nov 2017 United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

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