BALANCE OF PERFORMANCE CHANGE TO SLOW TEAM CORVETTE AT LE MANS

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Who has ever wanted to slow down a  Corvette?  Well, the most logical answer would be the competition.   Sometimes it might be a sanctioning body.  Of course, it’s also possible that one might influence the other.  Regardless of the motivation, that’s just what’s happened to team Corvette in the wake of recording the fastest lap during last weekend’s Test Day at Le Mans.  Following is the report filed on the GM Authority website.

 

By Sam McErhern, GM Authority

FIA World Endurance Championship has made balance of performance changes in the GTE Pro class ahead of the 84th 24 Hours of Le Mans.

With the BOP adjustments, the FIA has slowed down the Corvette C7.R after it posted the fastest lap around Le Sarthe during last weekend’s Le Mans Test Day. The Chevy will now have a 0.3mm smaller air restrictor.

Corvette Racing wasn’t the only team to have their car nerfed, however. The Porsche 911 RSR, which was second fastest in the pre-race test, was hit with a 5 kg weight increase and a refuelling restrictor increase.

The Ford GT, meanwhile, was given a 5 kg weight reduction. The change compounds with the 20 kg weight reduction the team received prior to the test, Sportscar365 reports. The Aston Martin Vantage GTE was  stuck with a 10 kg weight reduction and a 0.2mm smaller air restrictor. The Aston will also run a different aero kit in race trim.

The FIA made adjustments to fuel restrictions as well. The Aston Martin will be allowed to carry 102 liters of fuel, more than the 93 liters the Corvette is permitted to carry. The Ford GT is allowed 98 liters, the Porsche 95 and the Ferrari 488 GTE 88.

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