2016 Superleague season

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2016 Superleague season
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Competition Superleague
Title Sponsor Stormcharge
Platform Used RFactor2.png rFactor 2
Rounds 18
Mod base Custom
Carshape base F1 Based
Engine Supplier(s) Martex, Potentia, Trinity, Valiant
Tyre Supplier(s) GPVWC brand G
Drivers -
Teams 13
Drivers' Champion England David Fidock
Teams' Champion Norway Nordsjoen Racing
Superleague Seasons
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GPVWC series in 2016
Career Ladder

Superleague
Supercup
Formula Challenge
Open Series

Other series

Masters Series
World Sport Series
International Touring Cup
World GT
Vintage Series
Atlantic Series

The 2016 Superleague season will be the 17th GPVWC Superleague season. Philipp Puschke enters the season as defending Drivers' Champion. CSG Racing, the reigning Constructors' Champions, elected against defending their title.

The 2016 Superleague Spotters guide

Teams and drivers

The following teams have confirmed their 2016 participation.

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

Netherlands Groningen, The Netherlands

Edonis E16E Valiant VA16 V6t G 4 Italy Eros Masciulli Netherlands Lars Brugman
69 Italy Michael Francesconi
Germany Green Stripes Racing

Germany Niedersachsen, Germany

GSR GSR-16 Valiant VA16 V6t G 11 Wales Ben Horrill England Ben Willis
20 South Africa Dewald Nel
England Hawkeye Racing

England Kendal, England

Hawkeye RS-16 Valiant VA16 V6t G 2 Brazil Marcos Riffel Netherlands Stephane Rouault
3 England Phil Perkins
England Kernow Sport

England St.Austell, England

Kernow MW5 Potentia 04 V6t G 12 Belgium Bart De Vos United States Sven de Vries
England Mark Wicks
83 England Daniel Brewer
England SimCraft Midnight Motorsport 1

England Manchester, England

Midnight MM-06 Potentia 04 V6t G 7 England Tom Parker EnglandNick Rowland
25 Netherlands Rudy van Buren
England Nijo Racing

England Nantwich, England

Nijo NR-16 Valiant VA16 V6t G 5 Finland Joonas Raivio Australia Thomas Hinss
Malta Terence Grech
England Chris Williamson
10 Finland Juha Mäki-Jouppi
Norway Nordsjøen Racing

Wales Cardiff, Wales

Nordsjøen NR009 Martex MX-04 V6t G 19 England David Fidock
Switzerland
David Jundt
27 Germany Florian Geier
Greece Red Archer Virtual Racing Team

Greece Rethymno, Greece

Red Archer RA216 Valiant VA16 V6t G 6 Mexico Michael Teichmann Northern Ireland Mark Hutchinson
21 Spain Fran Lopez
Romania Storm Racing Team

Romania Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Storm S-One Valiant VA16 V6t G 75 England Adrian McNaughton Sweden Tobias Olsson
80 Romania Emanuel Gaczella
United States Torrent Motorsports 2

United States Columbus, OH, United States

Torrent TMo-4 Potentia 04 V6t G 88 England Jordan Weekes Norway Petter Kaasa
99 Lithuania Mindaugas Klumbis
England Vod:Bul Racing

England Liverpool, England

Vod:Bul VBMP16 Valiant VA16 V6t G 1
14
Germany Philipp Puschke Croatia David Francic
Estonia Risto Kappet
15 Argentina Agustin Canapino
Belgium Wauters Automotive

Belgium Tielrode, Belgium

Wauters WA-04T Potentia 04 V6t G 30 England Alex Cooper Netherlands Niels Brugman
33 Portugal Pedro Melim
England Woods Racing

England Southampton, England

Woods WR16a Trinity TRIN004 V6t G 8 England Lewis Redshaw Netherlands Menno Klont
9 Netherlands Roy Schroten

Team changes

  • CSG Racing, the reigning Constructors' Champions, were initially included on the entry list for the 2016 season. However, the team elected to withdraw from the Superleague prior to the start of the season.
  • Phoenix F1 chose not to apply for the 2016 season. With the relegation system introduced at the end of 2014 in place, the team would have been demoted to Supercup had they chosen to continue in the Career Ladder.
  • Target Racing did not continue in the Superleague, having competed in only the first seven rounds of the 2015 season.

New entries

Technical changes

  • The series switched from naturally aspirated V8 to turbocharged V6 engines for 2016.

2016 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 25th February 14:00 19:00
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir TBC 10th March 18:00 19:00
3 Russian Grand Prix Russian GP Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi TBC 24th March 14:00 19:00
4 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona TBC 7th April 14:00 18:00 19:00
5 Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Turkey Istanbul Park, Istanbul TBC 21st April 14:00 18:00 19:00
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo TBC 5th May 14:00 18:00 19:00
7 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal TBC 19th May 14:00 18:00 19:00
8 British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire TBC 2nd June 14:00 18:00 19:00
9 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian GP Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg TBC 16th June 14:00 18:00 19:00
10 German Grand Prix German GP Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim TBC 30th June 14:00 18:00 19:00
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest TBC 14th July 14:00 18:00 19:00
12 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa TBC 28th July 14:00 18:00 19:00
13 Italian Grand Prix Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza TBC 1st September 14:00 18:00 19:00
14 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka TBC 15th September 14:00 18:00 19:00
15 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island TBC 29th September 17:00 18:00 19:00
16 United States Grand Prix United States GP United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin TBC 13th October 14:00 18:00 19:00
17 Mexican Grand Prix Mexican GP Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City TBC 27th October 14:00 18:00 19:00
18 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo TBC 10th November 14:00 19:00

Testing

The 2016 testing schedule is as follows:

Test Date Venue
Pre-Season Test 1 28th January Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Pre-Season Test 2 4th February Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
Pre-Season Test 3 11th February Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
Pre-Season Test 4 18th February United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome, Dubailand

Calendar changes

  • The Portuguese and Singapore Grands Prix were both removed from the calendar
  • The calendar was extended to 18 races seeing the return of the Mexican Grands Prix after a 4 year absence whilst also seeing the first running of the Russian Grand Prix.

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd. Grands Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report

1

Australia Australian Grand Prix Netherlands Rudy van Buren
(1:30.452)
Lithuania Mindaugas Klumbis
(1:31.905)
Netherlands Rudy van Buren England Midnight-Potentia Report

2

Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Romania Emanuel Gaczella1
(1:35.210)
England Tom Parker
(1:35.876)
Lithuania Mindaugas Klumbis United States Torrent-Potentia Report

3

Russia Russian Grand Prix Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:41.329)
Netherlands Rudy van Buren
(1:42.323)
Italy Eros Masciulli Netherlands Edonis-Valiant Report

4

Spain Spanish Grand Prix England David Fidock
(1:24.430)
Romania Emanuel Gaczella
(1:25.109)
England David Fidock Norway Nordsjoen-Martex Report

5

Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Germany Philipp Puschke
(1:31.265)
Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:32.419)
Italy Eros Masciulli Netherlands Edonis-Valiant Report

6

Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Netherlands Rudy van Buren
(1:13.481)
Romania Emanuel Gaczella
(1:14.586)
Netherlands Rudy van Buren England Midnight-Potentia Report

7

Canada Canadian Grand Prix Germany Philipp Puschke
(1:16.105)
Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:17.989)
Germany Philipp Puschke England Vod:Bul-Valiant Report

8

United Kingdom British Grand Prix Romania Emanuel Gaczella
(1:35.908)
Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:36.600)
Romania Emanuel Gaczella Romania Storm-Valiant Report

9

Austria Austrian Grand Prix Italy Michael Francesconi
(1:08.628)
Germany Philipp Puschke
(1:09.852)
Italy Michael Francesconi Netherlands Edonis-Valiant Report

10

Germany German Grand Prix England Daniel Brewer
(1:16.899)
England David Fidock
(1:17.955)
Germany Philipp Puschke England Vod:Bul-Valiant Report

11

Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Italy Michael Francesconi
(1:21.705)
Italy Michael Francesconi
(1:22.666)
Germany Philipp Puschke England Vod:Bul-Valiant Report

12

Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:50.010)
Germany Florian Geier
(1:50.818)
Germany Philipp Puschke England Vod:Bul-Valiant Report

13

Italy Italian Grand Prix Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:24.371)
Italy Michael Francesconi
(1:25.495)
Germany Florian Geier Norway Nordsjoen-Martex Report

14

Japan Japanese Grand Prix Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:35.448)
Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:43.566)
Italy Eros Masciulli Netherlands Edonis-Valiant Report

15

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix England David Fidock
(1:41.330)
Romania Emanuel Gaczella
(1:43.132)
England David Fidock Norway Nordsjoen-Martex Report

16

United States United States Grand Prix England David Fidock
(1:39.322)
England Tom Parker
(1:40.194)
Germany Florian Geier Norway Nordsjoen-Martex Report

17

Mexico Mexican Grand Prix England David Fidock
(1:21.672)
Germany Florian Geier
(1:22.826)
Italy Eros Masciulli Netherlands Edonis-Valiant Report

18

Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Germany Florian Geier
(1:11.524)
Italy Eros Masciulli
(1:14.493)
Spain Fran Lopez Greece Red Archer-Valiant Report
  • 1 Due to a track extension offence for not only Emanuel Gaczella but many others, though the Romanian achieved pole position it would be Agustin Canapino who started from P1.

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 15 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' Table

Pos Driver AUS
Australia
BAH
Bahrain
RUS
Russia
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
Points
1 England David Fidock 3 2 7 1 5 6 2 3 2 6 5 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 282
2 Italy Eros Masciulli 8 1 2 1 3 3 5 14 3 2 2 3 1 3 4 1 DSQ 274
3 Germany Florian Geier 18 5 3 5 11 11 6 7 5 4 6 7 1 11 2 1 8 6 203
4 Italy Michael Francesconi 9 9 12 4 6 2 10 10 1 2 3 9 5 7 11 7 5 8 194
5 Romania Emanuel Gaczella 5 7 5 6 7 4 Ret 1 6 5 7 6 11 3 7 6 4 5 192
6 Germany Philipp Puschke 11 3 3 2 1 2 7 1 1 1 186
7 Lithuania Mindaugas Klumbis 8 1 Ret 8 3 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 4 5 2 4 6 Ret 141
8 England Lewis Redshaw 2 11 2 9 4 5 7 4 8 Ret 15 9 Ret 9 121
9 Spain Fran Lopez 19 Ret DSQ 12 12 Ret 2 4 5 2 1 97
10 Netherlands Rudy van Buren 1 Ret 18 7 1 2 59
11 Belgium Bart De Vos 10 13 6 10 8 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret 12 75
12 England Adrian McNaughton 20 15 16 12 19 9 15 9 8 10 9 14 Ret 9 9 10 13 13 69
13 England Daniel Brewer Ret 21 10 5 6 3 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret DSQ 56
14 England Tom Parker 7 6 10 16 11 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 10 8 10 Ret 55
15 Netherlands Roy Schroten Ret 16 14 Ret Ret 17 Ret 13 10 10 6 Ret 12 6 10 47
16 Estonia Risto Kappet 8 Ret 10 4 3 43
17 Australia Daniel Benefield 15 18 Ret 9 Ret 16 15 8 Ret 8 8 15 7 43
18 Argentina Agustin Canapino 4 4 19 Ret Ret 3 Ret 42
19 Wales Ben Horrill 14 14 4 18 15 12 Ret 16 11 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 14 DSQ 36
20 Hungary Gergo Baldi 10 15 14 12 9 11 8 Ret Ret 33
21 England Alex Cooper 6 9 11 9 29
22 United States Sven de Vries 12 Ret 8 9 9 26
23 Netherlands Douwe Tapper 14 15 13 10 13 15 13 14 12 Ret 25
24 Croatia David Francic 4 7 22
25 Malta Jason Muscat 12 12 9 11 20
26 Lithuania Deividas Misiulis 11 13 15 Ret 13 10 18
27 Portugal Pedro Melim 13 Ret 15 13 12 13 15 15
28 Netherlands Niels Brugman 12 11 Ret 14 11
29 Northern Ireland Mark Hutchinson 13 13 13 14 Ret 11
30 Australia Thomas Hinss 12 15 11 10
31 Poland Maciej Mlynek 7 9
32 England Jordan Weekes 15 Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret 13 13 7
33 Ireland Adam Maguire 10 Ret Ret 6
34 Venezuela Argenis Riera 15 11 6
35 Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra 18 12 14 6
36 South Africa Dewald Nel 17 18 11 Ret 16 Ret 5
37 Netherlands Mike Kwint Ret 12 16 15 5
38 Sweden Tobias Olsson Ret 12 Ret Ret 16 Ret 4
39 Portugal Pedro Gomes 12 20 4
40 Netherlands Menno Klont 14 14 18 16 4
41 India Niranjan Kumar 14 18 Ret 2
42 England Phil Perkins 23 17 14 Ret Ret Ret 2
43 Greece Giorgos Manousakis 14 2
44
Denmark
Morten Wernersen
16 Ret Ret Ret 17 16 Ret 0
45 England Ben Willis 17 16 17 0
46 Finland Joonas Raivio 16 Ret 23 Ret Ret 0
47 England Mark Wicks 17 0
48 Netherlands Tom van der Voort 17 0
49 England Lee Morris 17 0
50 England Nick Rowland Ret 19 0
51 Scotland Aidan Polson 21 Ret 0
52 Hungary Bence Zsupanek Ret 0
53 Norway Jarl Teien Ret Ret 0
54 Mexico Michael Teichmann Ret Ret 22 Ret Ret 0
55 Finland Juha Maki-Jouppi 22 Ret DNS 0
56 Germany Marius Nicolae Ret 0
57 Netherlands Gerrit de Vries Ret 0
58 Netherlands Lars Brugman Ret 0
Pos Driver AUS
Australia
BAH
Bahrain
RUS
Russia
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
Points

Constructors' standings

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Australia
BAH
Bahrain
RUS
Russia
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
Points
1 Norway Nordsjoen-Martex 19 3 2 7 1 5 6 2 3 2 6 5 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 485
27 18 5 3 5 11 11 6 7 5 4 6 7 1 11 2 1 8 6
2 Netherlands Edonis-Valiant 4 Ret 8 1 2 1 3 3 5 14 3 2 2 3 1 3 4 1 DSQ 468
69 9 9 12 4 6 2 10 10 1 2 3 9 5 7 11 7 5 8
3 England Vod:Bul-Valiant 1/14 11 3 8 3 2 10 1 2 7 1 1 1 7 13 14 3 Ret 3 394
15 4 4 19 Ret Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 7 4 5 2 4 6 Ret DNS 2
4 Romania Storm-Valiant 75 20 15 16 12 19 9 15 9 8 10 9 14 Ret 9 9 10 13 13 261
80 5 7 5 6 7 4 Ret 1 6 5 7 6 11 3 7 6 4 5
5 England Woods-Trinity 8 2 11 2 9 4 5 7 14 4 8 Ret 15 9 16 12 Ret 9 11 181
9 Ret 16 Ret 14 Ret 14 Ret 17 Ret 18 13 10 10 6 Ret 12 6 10
6 Greece Red Archer-Valiant 6 Ret Ret 22 Ret 13 Ret 11 13 10 Ret 15 8 Ret 2 4 5 2 1 162
21 19 Ret 13 15 18 Ret 9 Ret 13 12 14 12 Ret 8 8 15 7 Ret
7 England Kernow-Potentia 12 10 13 6 10 8 7 8 8 Ret 9 DNS Ret 6 Ret 5 Ret 17 12 150
83 12 Ret 21 Ret 10 17 5 6 3 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret DSQ
8 Belgium Wauters-Potentia 30 6 10 9 11 9 15 14 12 9 11 8 Ret Ret 14 DNS Ret Ret Ret 115
33 13 Ret 15 13 12 12 13 15 Ret DNS 11 DNS 15 12 15 9 11 7
9 England Midnight-Potentia 7 7 6 10 16 Ret 19 WD EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX 84
25 1 Ret 18 7 17 1 WD EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
10 Germany Green Stripes-Valiant 11 14 14 4 18 15 13 Ret 16 11 16 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 14 DSQ 71
20 17 18 11 Ret 16 11 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 10 8 10 Ret
11 United States Torrent-Potentia 88 15 Ret Ret 17 Ret Ret Ret DNS WD EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX 66
99 8 1 Ret 8 3 8 Ret DNS WD EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX EX
12 England Nijo-Valiant 5 16 Ret 23 DNS Ret DSQ Ret DNS 13 15 10 Ret 13 10 DNS 11 DNS DNS 53
10 22 Ret DNS DNS Ret Ret 12 DNS 15 13 12 13 12 15 13 14 12 Ret
13 England Hawkeye-Valiant 2 21 12 20 Ret 14 DNS Ret Ret Ret 17 16 Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 16 Ret 27
3 23 17 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 12 14 DNS Ret 14 18 Ret 16 15 9
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Australia
BAH
Bahrain
RUS
Russia
ESP
Spain
TUR
Turkey
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Blank Did not participate (-)
Excluded (EX)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Cars did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Preceded by:
2015 Superleague season
GPVWC Superleague season
2016
Succeeded by:
2017 Superleague season