2000 Superleague season

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2000 Superleague season
BA Racing 2000.png
Competition Superleague
Title Sponsor N/A
Platform Used GP4 icon.png GP3
Rounds 9
Mod base
Carshape base
Engine Supplier(s) Multiple
Tyre Supplier(s) Bridgestone
Drivers 37
Teams 15
Drivers' Champion Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean
Teams' Champion Flag of the United Kingdom.png A-Racing
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GPVWC series in 2000
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Superleague

The 2000 Superleague season was the first GPVWC Superleague season. It used Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 3 and saved qualifying and race files were submitted to the league for checking and classification.

The inaugural GPVWC season started late in the year and consisted of just nine races in total. Despite this, 2000 wasn't the shortest season in GPVWC history - strife for the league meant that the 2001 season was even shorter.

Interest in the league was very high in the first year, with no less than fifteen team brands being involved, and well over forty drivers scheduled to take part in race events over the season. With exception of Hawkeye Racing, none of the team brands survive to the present day and none of the drivers from the first season remained to take part in the GPVWC Superleague competition beyond the 2003 season.

Format

The qualifying, race and in-season testing sessions were all driven off-line and the saved game files were then submitted to the GPVWC for validation and classification in accordance with set deadlines. Saving the game at any point (for the session to be continued) was unrestricted.

The top twelve finishers scored points in the race.

Report

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Teams and drivers

Team Base Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers Rounds Test/Reserve Driver(s)
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silver Angels Silver Angels BMW B 1 Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich All Flag of the Netherlands.png Twan Verweij
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Darren White
Flag of Czech Republic.png Miroslav Polacek 1-2
Flag of the Netherlands.png Twan Verweij 4-5
Flag of Germany.png Feilerfuf Feilerfuf Ford B 3 Flag of Germany.png Marcellus Schmidt 4-9
4 Flag placeholder 22px.png Leon Chan
Flag of Italy.png Pierluigi Meloni 4
Flag of New Zealand.png Britten F1 Britten Supertec
Britten
B 5 Flag of Australia.png Jason Smith 1-6 Flag placeholder 22px.png William Lau
6 Flag of the Netherlands.png Harold Iedema 5-7
Flag of England.png Darren White 1-3
Flag placeholder 22px.png Sparshot Sparshot Racing Ferrari B 7 Flag of England.png Dan Lawrence 1, 2
8 Flag of England.png Peter Kent 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.png DL Racing DL Racing Ferrari & Peugeot? B 7 Flag of Canada.png Scott Smith 3-9 Flag of Australia.png Ian McMah
Flag of Sweden.png Borje Johansson
8 Flag of England.png Glenn Bowen 7-8
Flag of Sweden.png Borje Johansson 3
Flag of Australia.png Ian McMah 4-5
Flag of the United Kingdom.png TBA TBA Racing Rolls-Royce B 9 Flag of the Netherlands.png Ruud Nanne 1-5, 7-8 Flag of England.png Chaz Charlton
10 Flag of England.png Jonas Lindberg 5-9
Flag of England.png Chaz Charlton 1-4
Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing Mercedes B 11 Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean 2-9 Flag of England.png Glenn Bowen
Flag of Portugal.png Gabriel Nogueira 1
12 Flag of the United States of America.png Dan Pyrik 1, 3-9
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Devils Devils Ferrari B 14 Flag of Greece.png Athanasios Brinias 1-3 Flag of the United States of America.png Peter Knif
15 Flag of Australia.png Simon White 1-2
Flag of Canada.png Larry Karam 3
Flag of the United States of America.png Peter Knif 4
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Arrows Red Arrows Ferrari B 14 Flag of Greece.png Athanasios Brinias 5-9 Flag of Ukraine.png Alexander Masendyez*
Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka 5-7
15 Flag of Australia.png Ben Connolly 8-9
Flag of Sweden.png Millennium Millennium Ferrari B 16 Flag of Sweden.png Micke Fang 1-2
17 Flag of Sweden.png Rudolf Lofgren 1-2
Flag of New Zealand.png Pacific Racing Pacific Racing Britten
Fondmetal
B 16 Flag of the Netherlands.png Harold Iedema 3-4
17 Flag of Australia.png Robert Vukovic 3-5
Flag of the United Kingdom.png HawkEye HawkEye Racing Audi B 16 Flag of Australia.png Blair Disley 7-9 Flag placeholder 22px.png Alistair Fraser
17 Flag of Ukraine.png Alexander Masendycz* 7
Flag of Australia.png Robert Vukovic 5
Flag of Belgium (civil).png Goffin Racing Goffin Racing Mugen-Honda B 18 Flag of the Netherlands.png Joost Jonk All Flag of the Netherlands.png Roald Reurink
19 Flag of the Netherlands.png Gijs Herpers 1-5, 8-9
Flag of the Netherlands.png Roald Reurink 6-7
Flag of the United Kingdom.png A-Racing A-Racing Renault B 20 Flag of Australia.png Chris Connolly All Flag of Australia.png Ben Connolly
21 Flag of England.png Richard Dickson All
Flag placeholder 22px.png Kugla Racing Kugla Racing Mercedes B 22 Flag of the Netherlands.png Peter Visscher 1-2
23 Flag of England.png Dave Harland 1-2
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Racebase Team Racebase Mugen-Honda B 22 Flag of the Netherlands.png Peter Visscher 3-9 Flag of Canada.png Oscar Karam
Flag of England.png Dave Harland
23 Flag of England.png Thomas Floate 3
Flag of Canada.png Larry Karam 4-9

*Alexander Masendycz was loaned from Red Arrows to HawkEye Racing.
Glenn Bowen was loaned from BA Racing to DL Racing.
Ben Connolly was loaned from A-Racing to Red Arrows.

New entries

All the teams in the first season were new entrants. During the season there were many team changes and a few re-branded team names, with some changing management staff.

Team changes

Sparshot Racing was the first casualty of the season, when it was announced the day after the Hungarian qualifying session that its manager Nick Douglas had resigned. It followed Peter Kent's unexplained resignation from the team after the first race and Samuel Manier's failure to attend the Hungarian qualifying session. GPVWC founder and administrator, Dan Lawrence, who was also the team's lead driver, bought the team (resigning as the team's driver in the process). However, Manier withdrew the rights to the team's name and so the outfit was re-branded as Dan Lawrence Racing. After the Hungarian race meeting, Borje Johnston was hired by DL Racing to replace Lawrence.

Feilerfuf were temporarily ejected from the competition after the Hungarian qualifying session, having not fielded any drivers at all in the first race and none for the Hungarian qualifying session. However they were later reinstated for the rest of the season.

Millennium ironically never actually survived into the new millennium, with 2000 being its first and only year with the GPVWC. Their spot was taken by Pacific Racing after Feilerfuf's reinstatement.

New Zealander Barry Gifford's Pacific Racing initally entered in place of Feilerfuf with a Britten power plant, having entered a partnership with Brendan Maw's Britten Racing. Pacific had to settle for a Fondmetal engine for Japan, though it had initially been announced they were going with Supertec. For what turned out to be the team's last race entry however (they qualified at Spa), they went back to the Britten engine. The team was subsequently replaced by Ric Scott's HawkEye outfit.

Also after Hungary, Dave Harland took over Kugla Racing and re-branded it Team Racebase, and subsequently hired Thomas Floate to partner Peter Visscher, and also Larry Karam in the role of Test Driver.

Steve White quit as a driver for Devils after Hungary, to become manager of TBA Racing. Devils were rebranded as Red Arrows after the fourth round of the championship.

Driver changes

Samuel Manier quit Sparshot Racing on hearing of the resignation of team manager Nick Douglas, the day after the Hungarian qualifying session. Canadian driver Scott Smith was hired by Sparshot Racing to replace him on the same day, scheduled to make his début in Australia.

Miroslav Polacek was fired from Silver Angels for failing to compete in the Australian GP.

After losing Steve White, Devils hired Peter Knif (on loan from BA Racing), and also newcomer Roald Reurink as Test Driver.

2000 Calendar

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date Time
Track time GMT
1 Italian Grand Prix Italian GP Flag of Italy.png Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza 3rd Sep—7th Sep  ??? 23:59
2 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian GP Flag of Hungary.png Hungaroring 12th Sep—16th Sep  ??? 23:59
3 Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Flag of Australia.png Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 20th Sep—24th Sep  ??? 23:59
4 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Flag of Japan.png Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Mie 5th Oct—9th Oct  ??? 23:59
5 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Flag of Belgium (civil).png Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 19th Oct—23rd Oct  ??? 23:59
6 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian GP Flag of Brazil.png Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 2nd Nov—6th Nov  ??? 23:59
7 British Grand Prix British GP Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silverstone Circuit 16th Nov—20th Nov  ??? 23:59
8 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian GP Flag of Canada.png Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 30th Nov—3rd Dec  ??? 23:59
9 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco GP Flag of Monaco.png Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 15th Dec—18th Dec  ??? 23:59

Qualifying

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd. Grands Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1 Flag of Italy.png Italian Grand Prix Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich
(1:23.575)
Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silver Angels-BMW Report
2 Flag of Hungary.png Hungarian Grand Prix Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean
(1:??.???)
Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Mercedes Report
3 Flag of Australia.png Australian Grand Prix Flag of Australia.png Jason Smith Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean
(1:??.???)
Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silver Angels-BMW Report
4 Flag of Japan.png Japanese Grand Prix Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean
(1:35.065)
Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Mercedes Report
5 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belgian Grand Prix Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka
(1:44.874)
Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Mercedes Report
6 Flag of Brazil.png Brazilian Grand Prix Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka
(1:15.861)
Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Arrows-Ferrari Report
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.png British Grand Prix Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean
(1:21.262)
Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Mercedes Report
8 Flag of Canada.png Canadian Grand Prix Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich
(1:16.776)
Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Mercedes Report
9 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Grand Prix Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean
(1:18.441)
Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Mercedes Report

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 12 classified finishers, along with one point for fastest lap and one point for pole position.

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

Drivers standings

Pos Driver ITA
Flag of Italy.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
AUS
Flag of Australia.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
Points
1 Flag of New Zealand.png Jason Endean 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 154
2 Flag of Germany.png Thomas Kimmich 1 4 1 3 5 2 6 2 2 144
3 Flag of England.png Richard Dickson 3 2 2 2 6 6 5 3 4 123
4 Flag of Australia.png Chris Connolly 5 5 6 5 4 9 2 4 3 107
5 Flag of Australia.png Jason Smith 2 3 4 DNS 7 4 DNS DNS DNS 67
6 Flag of Canada.png Scott Smith 9 7 10 5 7 5 5 64
7 Flag of the Netherlands.png Joost Jonk 7 7 7 4 12 DNS 8 7 DNS 60
8 Flag of Switzerland.png Kris Pusaka 2 1 3 DNS DNS 55
9 Flag of Greece.png Athanasios Brinias 11 6 12 DNS 9 7 10 8 7 47
10 Flag of the United States of America.png Dan Pyrik 10 DNS 5 DNS 11 DQ 4 DNS 6 41
11 Flag of the Netherlands.png Peter Visscher 16 10 16 11 14 10 9 6 8 29
12 Flag of Germany.png Marcellus Schmidt 8 8 8 DNS DNS DNS 18
13 Flag of the Netherlands.png Ruud Nanne 6 8 19 DNS 16 DNS Ret DNS DNS 17
14 Flag of Australia.png Ian McMah 3 DNS DNS DNS DNS 14
15 Flag of Canada.png Larry Karam 18 10 DQ 11 11 9 10 14
16 Flag of Czech Republic.png Miroslav Polacek 4 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 13
17 Flag of the Netherlands.png Harold Iedema 11 6 DNS DQ DNS DNS DNS 13
18 Flag of England.png Darren White 12 14 8 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 7
19 Flag of Sweden.png Micke Fang 8 13 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 6
20 Flag of England.png Dan Lawrence 9 12 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 5
21 Flag of Sweden.png Jonas Lindberg 15 DQ 12 13 9 5
22 Flag of Canada.png Chaz Charlton 15 11 10 DNS 5
23 Flag of Sweden.png Rudolf Lofgren 13 9 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 4
24 Flag of the United States of America.png Peter Knif 9 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 4
25 Flag of England.png Glenn Bowen 14 10 DNS 3
26 Flag of Australia.png Ben Connolly 11 DNS 2
27 Flag of the Netherlands.png Twan Verweij 12 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 1
28 Flag of Australia.png Blair Disley 12 DNS 1
29 Flag of the Netherlands.png Gijs Herpers DQ 18 15 15 DNS DNS DNS DNS 11 0
30 Flag of the Netherlands.png Roald Reurink 14 DNS DQ 13 DNS DNS 0
31 Flag of Australia.png Robert Vukovic 13 16 17 DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
32 Flag of Italy.png Pierluigi Meloni 13 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
33 Flag of Portugal.png Gabriel Nogueira 14 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
34 Flag of Sweden.png Borje Johansson 14 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
35 Flag of England.png Dave Harland 18 16 0
36 Flag of Australia.png Simon White 17 17 0
37 Flag of England.png Thomas Floate 17 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver ITA
Flag of Italy.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
AUS
Flag of Australia.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
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

* Fastest laps are currently unknown for Hungary and Australia.
Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Constructors standings

Pos Constructor Car
No.
ITA
Flag of Italy.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
AUS
Flag of Australia.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
Points
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.png A-Racing-Renault 20 3 2 2 2 6 6 5 3 4 230
21 5 5 6 5 4 9 2 4 3
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Mercedes 11 10 DNS 5 DNS 11 DQ 4 DNS 6 195
12 14 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silver Angels-BMW 1 1 4 1 3 5 2 6 2 2 158
2 4 Ret DNS 12 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Arrows-Ferrari / Devils 14 11 6 12 9 2 1 3 DNS DNS 108
15 17 17 18 14 9 7 10 8 7
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.png DL Racing-Ferrari/Peugeot 7 9 7 10 5 7 5 5 81
8 14 DNS 3 DNS 14 10 DNS
6 Flag of New Zealand.png Britten 5 2 3 4 DNS 7 4 DNS DNS DNS 74
6 12 14 8 DNS DNS DQ DNS DNS DNS
7 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Goffin Racing-Mugen-Honda 18 7 7 7 4 12 DNS 8 7 DNS 60
19 DQ 18 15 15 DNS DQ 13 DNS 11
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Racebase-Mugen-Honda / Kugla-Mercedes 22 16 10 16 11 14 10 9 6 8 40
23 18 16 17 10 13 11 11 9 10
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.png TBA-Rolls-Royce 9 6 8 19 DNS 16 DNS Ret DNS DNS 28
10 15 11 10 DNS 15 DQ 12 13 9
11 Flag of Germany.png Feilerfuf-Ford 3 8 8 8 DNS DNS DNS 18
4 13 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
12 Flag of New Zealand.png Pacific-Britten/Fondmetal 16 11 6 13
17 13 16
13 Flag of Sweden.png Millennium-Ferrari 16 8 13 10
17 13 9
14 Flag placeholder 22px.png Sparshot Racing-Ferrari 7 9 12 5
8 DNS DNS
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.png HawkEyE Racing-Audi 16 12 DNS 1
17 17 DNS DNS DNS DNS
Pos Constructor Car
No.
ITA
Flag of Italy.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
AUS
Flag of Australia.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
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 75% of the race distance.

Preceded by:
None
2000 Superleague season
2000
Succeeded by:
2001 Superleague season