The organizers of the FIA World Endurance Challenge Series have given the C8.R Corvette a better chance of competing for the win in next week’s 1,000 Miles of Sebring with a Balance of Performance change, according to Sportscar365.com.
The lone Corvette C8.R entry should see a gain in performance with the 5.5L DOHC V8’s air restrictor size increased from 41.3mm to 42.8mm.
The C8.R made its WEC debut last month at the six-hour Lone Star Le Mans at COTA and despite running a trouble-free race, teammates Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller finished three laps down and sixth in class out of the seven GTE-Pro entries.
In addition to the Corvette changes, the BoP updates saw the two Porsche 911 RSR-19s each receiving 23 kg weight increases (50 lbs), as well as a 0.5mm restrictor increase and additional fuel capacity of 3 liters.
Corvette Racing will compete in both series at the upcoming Super Sebring weekend March 20-21 – the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for IMSA and the 1,000 Miles of Sebring for FIA WEC.
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