2020 Superleague season

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2020 Superleague season
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Competition Superleague
Title Sponsor
Platform Used 397rFactor2.png rFactor 2
Rounds 16
Mod base GPVWC CL modular
Carshape base F1 based
Engine Supplier(s) Talos, Valiant, Quasar, Reventón 1600cc turbocharged V6
Tyre Supplier(s) GPVWC brand G
Drivers
Teams 15
Drivers' Champion
Teams' Champion
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The 2020 Superleague season will be the 21st GPVWC Superleague season. Jannick Bock enters the season as defending Drivers' Champion, and Evolution Motorsports as the reigning Constructors' Champions.

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers are due to compete in the 2020 season. All teams use GPVWC brand tyres. As of December 2019, all car numbers are still subject to change.

Entrant Constructor Base Chassis Power unit Race Drivers Test/Reserve Driver(s)
No. Driver Name Rounds
Germany Evolution Motorsports EvolutionQuasar

Germany Kirchhain

EMR-03* Quasar QSR-03 15 Germany Jannick Bock Germany Alex Siebel
27 Germany Dennis Jordan
England Abruzzi Esports AbruzziValiant

England Liverpool

ABMP-20* Valiant VA20 5 Italy Cristian Pasqual England Mike Bell
Hungary Daniel Cziranku
14 Italy Fabrizio Gobbi
Greece Red Archer Virtual Racing Team Red ArcherQuasar

Greece Rethymnos

RA220* Quasar QSR-03 70 Estonia Rait Kilk England Chris Shepherd
76 Germany Matthias Muuss
Belgium Edge Esports EdgeQuasar

Belgium Zolder

EE03-SLQ* Quasar QSR-03 91 England Daniel Brewer England Jack Mayor
96 Poland Maciej Mlynek
Netherlands Flag-to-Flag SimRacing FTFReventón

England Guildford

F20-SL* Reventón RE-02 32 England Matthew Williams Spain Sergi Heras
57 Scotland Cameron Rodger
Switzerland
Burst Esport powered by Scuderia Basilea
Burst Basilea*Quasar
Switzerland
Binningen
JPS2* Quasar QSR-03 66 Slovenia Jernej Simoncic
Switzerland
David Jundt
89 Sweden Robin Pansar
Netherlands Pescara Edonis Engineering EdonisReventón

Italy Pescara

E20E* Reventón RE-02 4 Ireland Adam Maguire Netherlands Menno Klont
7 Italy Eros Masciulli
Germany Green Stripes Racing Green StripesReventón

Germany Niedersachsen

GSR-20* Reventón RE-02 11 England Alex Cooper England Ben Horrill
77 Italy Mirko Lucchini
South Africa MadCape Racing Team MadCapeQuasar

South Africa Cape Town

MSL-020* Quasar QSR-03 19 Sweden Tobias Olsson TBC
21  
Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems SRSReventón

Australia Sydney

SRS-20* Reventón RE-02 12 Germany Florian Geier Netherlands Ruben Van den Hudding
95 Austria Fabio Sixta
England Red Arrow Racing Red ArrowReventón

England England

TBC Reventón RE-02 10 England David Fidock England George Sutton
65 England Chris Butcher
Japan Cosmo Team YTF1 CosmoReventón

Japan Hamamatsu

220C Reventón RE-02 6   TBC
9  
Netherlands Holland Racing Team HRTReventón

Netherlands Alkmaar

TBC Reventón RE-02 8 Belgium Laurent Keersmaekers Germany Jannis Wollborn
86 Netherlands Stéphane Rouault
England Chaos Engineering ChaosReventón

England Sussex

TBD Reventón RE-02 71 Italy Luca D'Amelio TBC
98 New Zealand Tom Satherley

*Name is speculative pending confirmation

Team changes

New entries

  • Chaos Engineering, Cosmo Seiki Japan, Holland Racing Team and reigning champions Red Arrow Racing were all promoted from Superleague Lights.
  • Despite appearing on the grid since 2018 as part of the now-reversed merger with Vod:Bul Racing, Avid Chronic Racing initially reappeared as an entirely new, separate entity in 2020, before withdrawing their entry prior to the start of the season.
  • Shortly before the beginning of the season, both Chaos Engineering and Cosmo Seiki Japan withdrew from the competition, but both of their entries came under new management and were able to compete in the season. Cosmo's entry came under the management of the effectively-returning YTF1, rebranding as Cosmo Team YTF1. No details have yet emerged regarding the Chaos takeover.

Driver changes


Technical changes

  • The number of tyre compounds available during the season was reduced from 5 to 3. As a consequence, teams no longer had to choose which three of the tyre compounds they could use at each Grand Prix.

2020 Calendar

The 2020 calendar follows the 16-round limit introduced in 2019.

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date Start Time
GMT BST
1 Australian Grand Prix Australia Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne TBA 19:00
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir TBA 19:00
3 Turkish Grand Prix Turkey Istanbul Park , Turkey TBA 19:00
4 Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort, Zandvoort TBA 18:00 19:00
5 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku TBA 18:00 19:00
6 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal TBA 18:00 19:00
7 French Grand Prix France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet TBA 18:00 19:00
8 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire TBA 18:00 19:00
9 German Grand Prix Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim TBA 18:00 19:00
10 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa TBA 18:00 19:00
11 Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza TBA 18:00 19:00
12 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore TBA 18:00 19:00
13 Russian Grand Prix Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi TBA 18:00 19:00
14 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka TBA 18:00 19:00
15 United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin TBA 18:00 19:00
16 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo TBA 19:00

Testing

The 2019 testing schedule was as follows:

Test Date Venue
Preseason Test #1 13/02 United States Watkins Glen
Preseason Test #2 20/02 United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
Preseason Test #3 27/02 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
Preseason Test #4 05/03 Japan Fuji Speedway
Young Driver Test 29/10 United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin

Calendar changes

  • The Malaysian, Spanish and, controversially, Monaco Grands Prix were removed from the calendar. The Malaysian round had only been reintroduced in 2019, while the Spanish Grand Prix had been held, at different venues, since 2002. The Monaco Grand Prix, however, had been held every year since the formation of GPVWC, with the only exception of during the curtailed 2001 season.
  • The Dutch, French and Russian Grands Prix were reintroduced. The French race was last held in 2018 while Russia had been absent since the end of 2017. The Dutch Grand Prix, together with Zandvoort, was last held in 2012, despite an aborted attempt to hold the Grand Prix at Assen in 2016.

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