2020 Superleague Lights season
|2020 GPVWC Superleague Lights season|
|Platform Used||rFactor 2|
|Mod base||GPVWC CL modular|
|Engine Supplier(s)|| Martex MX-06L|
1600cc turbocharged V6
|Tyre Supplier(s)||GPVWC brand G|
|Drivers' Champion||Liam de Waal|
|Teams' Champion||Cenobite Motorsports|
|Superleague Lights Seasons|
|2019 · 2020 · 2021|
|GPVWC series in 2020|
The 2020 Superleague Lights season is the 2nd GPVWC Superleague Lights season; the current second tier of the Career Ladder. Lukas Schmidt enters the season as the reigning Drivers' Champion, whilst reigning 2019 Superleague Lights Teams' Champions Red Arrow Racing took the step up to the Superleague series.
With the similar promotion of Cosmo Seiki Japan and Holland Racing Team, second and third placed respectively in the 2019 Team's championship, TR Motorsport enters the 2020 season as the highest-placed team left from 2019.
With massive changes expected for 2021, the 2020 season is expected to proceed very much similar in nature and regulations to the inaugural season.
Teams and drivers
- Chaos Engineering, Cosmo Seiki Japan, Holland Racing Team and Red Arrow Racing were all promoted up to Superleague after the end of the 2019 season.
- Satellite Racing were dropped down to Supercup after the 2019 season.
- Netrex Grand Prix withdrew from GPVWC after the end of the 2019 season.
- MouseOne Racing, Powered By RSR, Fusion Racing, TG Racing, TCS Off Racing and reigning champions Zedderick Racing were all promoted from Supercup for 2020.
- To be Announced
The 2020 calendar follows the 16-round limit introduced in 2019. The first round will take place in Australia on 11 March and the last will take place in Brazil on 21 October, with each race taking place on a Wednesday, every two weeks. The exception to this will be the customary Summer Break in July, consisting of a gap of four weeks between the German and Belgian rounds.
|1||Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne||11 March||19:00|| |
|2||Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir||25 March||19:00|| |
|3||Istanbul Park , Turkey||8 April||18:00||19:00|
|4||Hungaroring, Hungary||22 April||18:00||19:00|
|5||Baku City Circuit, Baku||6 May||18:00||19:00|
|6||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal||20 May||18:00||19:00|
|7||Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet||3 June||18:00||19:00|
|8||Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire||17 June||18:00||19:00|
|9||Hockenheimring, Hockenheim||1 July||18:00||19:00|
|10||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa||29 July||18:00||19:00|
|11||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza||12 August||18:00||19:00|
|12||Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore||26 August||18:00||19:00|
|13||Sochi Autodrom, Sochi||9 September||18:00||19:00|
|14||Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka||23 September||18:00||19:00|
|15||Circuit of the Americas, Austin||7 October||18:00||19:00|
|16||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo||21 October||18:00||19:00|
The 2020 testing schedule is as follows:
|Preseason Test #1||12/02||Watkins Glen|
|Preseason Test #2||26/02||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours|
The Lights series' calendar reflected that of the rest of the Career Ladder. Though the Lights series had only run for one season, some of the changes as were keenly felt as they were across the League.
- The Malaysian, Spanish and, controversially, Monaco rounds were removed from the calendar.
- Hungarian, French and Russian rounds were introduced. A Dutch round was set to be introduced in 2020 but was replaced by the Hungarian event when issues with the Zandvoort circuit became apparent.