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.
It's #LeMans24 Test Day weekend, and we're back for the 20th time! Setup and inspections during the next couple days ahead of eight hours running Sunday. H/T to our man David James for pics #Corvette #C7R #C7 #Z06 @TeamChevy @24hoursoflemans @FIAWEC pic.twitter.com/kLMXP2dffi— Corvette Racing (@CorvetteRacing) May 30, 2019
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