Corvette C7.Rs Receive a BoP Weight Reduction for this Weekend’s Le Mans Test

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Corvette C7.Rs Receive a BoP Weight Reduction for this Weekend's Le Mans Test

Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing


Organizers have updated the LMTGE-Pro Balance of Performance tables ahead of this weekend’s official test day for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The good news is that Corvette Racing’s Corvette C7.Rs are one of three entries to receive weight reductions compared to last year’s race weight.

The Corvette C7.R, along with the Aston Martin Vantage GTE and the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo will all be 7 kg lighter (15 lbs 7 oz) with the American entry being the lightest in the class at 1242 kg.

Ford, BWM and Porsche will all be heavier than last year’s race weight. The four Ford GTs will all receive 12 kg (26 lbs 7 oz) in additional sandbags ballast, the BMW M8 GTEs will receive 9 kg (19 lbs 13 oz) while the 2018 class winning Porsche 911 RSRs will have 2 kg (4 lb 7 oz) of additional weight.

Sportscar365.com reminds us that weight totals are often changed following the official Test Day results and even following practice sessions leading up to the race.

Other Balance of Performance changes in the class saw a decrease in turbo boost levels for the BMW while the turbo output for Ferrari and Ford has been enhanced.


Source:
sportscar365.com

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  1. This whole balance of performance business is ridiculous. Can you imagine Jaguar being penalized with weight because they had included disc brakes when no one else had them? Can you imagine AP Cobras being weight penalized in 1963 because they outran the formerly dominant Corvettes by a mile? This is NOT the Golden Age of sports car racing, not by a long shot!

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