2016 World GT Series season

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2016 World GT Series season
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Competition World GT
Platform Used RFactor2.png rFactor 2
Rounds 7
Vehicle(s) Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Dodge
Tyre Supplier(s) GPVWC brand G
Drivers
Teams 15
Drivers' Champion Estonia Risto Kappet
Teams' Champion Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems
GT Series Seasons
2012 · 2013 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017
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The 2016 World GT Series was the fourth running of the GPVWC World GT Series. Luis Felipe Capamadjian was set to enter as the reigning Drivers' champion however failed to make a single round of the season. Scuderia Basilea though did return to defend their Teams' title. Ultimately, Estonian Risto Kappet ended up dominating the entire championship winning all races barring the last of the season which he did not attend. His team, Streetfighter Racing Systems, were crowned the new Teams' champions.

Teams and drivers

World GT Team Base Team Vehicle Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
Switzerland Scuderia Basilea Switzerland Binningen, Switzerland Basilea Ferrari 458 G 0 England Jordan Weekes 1-2
2 Peru Nico Barclay 1-2
England TSA Racing England Stowmarket, England TSA Chevrolet Corvette C7R G 3 England Cameron Brewster 1
England Matthew Chirgwin 2
4 England Thomas Jacobs 1-2
England ST Racing England Chandler's Ford, England ST Ferrari 458 G 5 Spain Borja Millan 1-2
6 England Mark Fuller 1-2
Ireland SimTech Motorsport Ireland Limerick, Ireland SimTech Aston Martin Vantage G 7 Netherlands Sherwin van der Sloot 1-2
8 England Luke Walsh 1
Czech Republic Standa Sehnal 2
Brazil Armaroli Racing Team Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Armaroli Ferrari 458 G 9 Netherlands Gerrit de Vries 1-2
10 Italy Lorenzo de Ciutiis 1
England Cosmo Autosport England Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England Cosmo BMW Z4 1 G 11 Australia Thomas Hinss 1-2
12 Belgium Bart de Vos 1-2
Finland FA Racing 2 Finland Lahti, Finland FA Chevrolet Corvette C7R G 14  
15  
England YTF1 England Bath, England YTF1 Chevrolet Corvette C7R G 14 England Matthew Allington 2
England Philip Morby 4-6
15 Spain Edgar Ruiz 3-5
Norway Ice Cold Racing Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden Ice Cold Chevrolet Corvette C7R G 16 Finland Tommi Ojala 1-2
17 England Kevin Cox 1
South Africa MadCape Racing Team South Africa Cape Town, South Africa MadCape Ferrari 458 G 18 Germany Marius Nicolae 1-2
19 Netherlands Michel de Jonge
Netherlands Racing Team Schroten Netherlands Bennekom, Netherlands RTS Chevrolet Corvette C7R G 20 United States Rory Collins 1-2
21 England Tom Parker 1-2
England RPM Racing England Bourne, England RPM Ferrari 458 G 22 Sweden Tobias Olsson 1-2
23 Venezuela Argenis Riera 1
England Rob Mason 2
Canada STAX Racing Canada Halifax, Canada STAX Aston Martin Vantage G 24 Peru Diego Carranza 1-2
25 France Geoffrey Fournier 1
Canada Andrew Waring 2
Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems Australia Sydney, Australia SRS Ferrari 458 G 1 Peru Luis Felipe Capamadjian
26 Germany Philipp Puschke 1
27 Estonia Risto Kappet 1-2
England Tēafor Motorsport 3 England Norwich, England Tēafor Aston Martin Vantage G 28  
29  
England Epic Racing England Banbury, England Epic SRT Viper GTS-R G 28 Germany Florian Engel 2
29 Germany Christoph Lichtenstein 2
England TTF Racing England London, England TTF Chevrolet Corvette C7R 4 G 30 South Africa Bret Metcalf 1-2
31 South Africa Rudolph Mare 1-2
  • 1 Cosmo Autosport were originally allocated the Aston Martin Vantage. However, following an opportunity for teams to change cars, they elected to switch to the BMW Z4.
  • 2 FA Racing chose to withdraw from the series following Round 1 after failing to secure any drivers in preseason, or indeed post-Fuji. Their entry was taken over by YTF1, who entered the series with the Chevrolet Corvette C7R.
  • 3 Tēafor Motorsport were originally included on the 15-team grid but withdrew prior to the first round at Fuji. Their entry was taken over by Epic Racing, who entered the series with the SRT Viper.
  • 4 TTF Racing were originally allocated the Aston Martin Vantage. However, following an opportunity for teams to change cars, they elected to switch to the Chevrolet Corvette C7R.

Team changes

Mid-season changes

  • FA Racing and Tēafor Motorsport both entered the championship, the former returning having last competed in 2013, but withdrew before competing. Their slots were taken over by YTF1 (entering for the first time) and Epic Racing (who last competed in 2013) respectively.

New entries

Returning entries

Report

Race Weekend Format

19:00 GMT ~ Free Practice
19:35 GMT ~ Qualifying
19:50 GMT ~ Warmup
20:00 GMT ~ Race Start

2016 Calendar

Rounds Race Title Circuit Date Race Details
Track Time GMT Duration
1 Japanese GT Cup Japan Fuji Speedway 3rd March TBC 19:15 60 Min.
2 Brazilian GT Cup Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace 31st March TBC 19:15 60 Min.
3 Turkish GT Cup Turkey Istanbul Park 14th April TBC 19:15 60 Min.
4 Belgian GT Cup Belgium Spa-Francorchamps 28th April TBC 19:15 60 Min.
5 Czech GT Cup Czech Republic Brno Circuit 26th May TBC 19:15 60 Min.
6 British GT Cup United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 23rd June TBC 19:15 60 Min.
7 American GT Cup United States Circuit of the Americas 21st July TBC 19:15 60 Min.

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd. GT Cups Pole position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1 Japan Japanese GT Cup Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:36.991)
England Jordan Weekes
(1:37.896)
Estonia Risto Kappet Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems Report
2 Brazil Brazilian GT Cup Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:29.560)
Spain Borja Millan
(1:30.320)
Estonia Risto Kappet Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems Report
3 Turkey Turkish GT Cup Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:50.477)
Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:51.637)
Estonia Risto Kappet Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems Report
4 Belgium Belgian GT Cup Estonia Risto Kappet
(2:16.254)
Estonia Risto Kappet
(2:17.472)
Estonia Risto Kappet Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems Report
5 Czech Republic Czech GT Cup Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:54.944)
Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:56.790)
Estonia Risto Kappet Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems Report
6 United Kingdom British GT Cup Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:57.299)
Estonia Risto Kappet
(1:58.758)
Estonia Risto Kappet Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems Report
7 United States American GT Cup Spain Borja Millan
(2:04.239)
Peru Carlos Andres Ladines
(2:05.693)
England Thomas Jacobs England TSA Racing Report

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' standings

Pos Driver JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
TUR
Turkey
BEL
Belgium
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
Points
1 Estonia Risto Kappet 1 1 1 1 1 1 150
2 England Thomas Jacobs 4 3 2 2 5 4 1 118
3 Peru Nico Barclay 6 2 4 5 6 3 5 91
4 Peru Carlos Andres Ladines 3 3 3 5 2 79
5 Spain Borja Millan 2 14 8 Ret 2 3 66
6 Netherlands Sherwin van der Sloot 11 11 Ret 9 4 7 11 44
7 England Matthew Chirgwin 6 7 11 8 17 6 42
8 England James Johnson 5 2 31
9 Venezuela Argenis Riera 13 6 6 12 27
10 Peru Diego Carranza 19 8 11 7 11 27
11 Sweden Tobias Olsson 9 4 22 Ret 10 Ret 26
12 Australia Thomas Hinss 14 5 13 Ret 7 16 25
13 India Niranjan Kumar 9 8 8 25
14 France Geoffrey Fournier 8 6 12 22
15 England Tom Parker 5 7 Ret 20
16 England Jordan Weekes 3 Ret 14 Ret 18
17
Switzerland
David Jundt
Ret 13 12 7 16
18 Belgium Bart De Vos Ret 10 9 13 16
19 Sweden Eric Stranne 4 13
20 Poland Maciej Mlynek 4 13
21 Spain Edgar Ruiz 12 8 Ret 12
22 Ireland Kacper Kolodziejczyk 10 10 12
23 England Luke Walsh 7 Ret 9
24 Finland Tommi Ojala 20 9 Ret 14 Ret 9
25 Estonia Rando Muru 14 9 9
26 Germany Marius Nicolae 16 12 15 12 9
27 Germany Philipp Puschke 15 9 8
28 England Philip Morby 14 Ret 10 8
29 England Kevin Cox 10 6
30 Colombia Osvaldo Angelone 10 6
31 South Africa Bret Metcalf 22 15 16 Ret 17 11 6
32 England Cameron Brewster 12 4
33 England Mark Fuller 21 16 18 Ret 15 13 4
34 Germany Christoph Lichtenstein Ret 19 14 Ret Ret 13 4
35 England Matthew Allington 13 3
36 United States Rory Collins 18 18 20 17 18 14 2
37 South Africa Gert James Ret 15 1
38 Australia Jarrod Vanderweide 15 Ret 1
39 Germany Florian Engel 20 17 18 16 Ret 0
40 Netherlands Gerrit de Vries 17 Ret Ret 16 18 0
41 England Rob Mason 17 0
42 South Africa Rudolph Mare 23 19 21 Ret 0
43 Ireland Shane Burke 19 0
44 Germany Tobias Gruber Ret 0
45 Brazil Marcos Riffel Ret 0
46 Czech Republic Standa Sehnal 21 Ret 0
47 Australia Daniel Benefield Ret Ret 0
48 Netherlands Alexander van der Woude Ret 0
49 Canada Andrew Waring 22 0
50 Italy Lorenzo de Ciutiis Ret 0
Pos Driver JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
TUR
Turkey
BEL
Belgium
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
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.

Teams' standings

Pos Team Car
No.
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
TUR
Turkey
BEL
Belgium
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
Points
1 Australia Streetfighter Racing Systems 26 15 5 2 9 189
27 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 England TSA Racing 3 12 6 7 11 8 17 6 164
4 4 3 2 2 5 4 1
3 Canada STAX Racing 24 19 8 11 7 11 6 12 128
25 8 22 3 3 3 5 2
4
Switzerland
Scuderia Basilea
0 3 Ret 14 Ret Ret 14 111
2 6 2 4 5 6 3 5
5 England ST Racing 5 2 14 8 Ret Ret 2 3 71
6 21 16 18 Ret 15 13 Ret
6 Ireland SimTech Motorsport 7 11 11 Ret 9 4 7 11 66
8 7 21 Ret 19 Ret 4
7 England RPM Racing 22 9 4 22 Ret 10 Ret Ret 43
23 13 17 6 6 12 15
8 Netherlands Racing Team Schroten 20 5 7 Ret 9 18 14 45
21 18 18 20 17 18 14
9 England Cosmo Autosport 11 14 5 13 Ret 7 16 41
12 Ret 10 9 13 Ret
10 Norway Ice Cold Racing 16 20 9 Ret 4 14 Ret 10
17 10 10 10
11 South Africa MadCape Racing Team 18 16 12 15 12 9 32
19 Ret 13 12 7
12 England YTF1 14 NC 13 15 29
15 NC 12 8 10
14 England TTF Racing 30 23 19 21 Ret Ret Ret 6
31 22 15 16 Ret 17 11
15 England Epic Racing 28 NC 20 17 18 16 Ret 4
29 NC Ret 19 14 Ret Ret 13
16 South Africa Armaroli Racing Team 9 17 Ret Ret 16 18 0
10 Ret Ret
Pos Team Car
No.
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
TUR
Turkey
BEL
Belgium
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
USA
United States
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 World GT Series season
2016 World GT Series season
2016
Succeeded by:
2017 World GT Series season