Corvette Racing Sees BoP Change Ahead of FIA WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring

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Corvette Racing Sees BoP Change Ahead of FIA WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring


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.


Source:
Sportscar365.com

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s throw the BoP regulations in the trash, and base the specifications on: 1. Maximum displacement 5.5 Liters on a normal asperated engine, whatever horsepower you can get out of it…is up to you. 2. a minimum curb weight for the car.

  2. As much as I despise BoP, I have to concede that the close competition we enjoy now would be nonexistent without it. I do, however, think that opening it up a tad would be a good thing. But at the end of the day, our favorite sports car needs to step it up. The C8.R is new, and has lots of potential to win. Porsche ran away with the championship last year, thanks to an aged C7.R and terrible BoP.

  3. Get rid of this BoP nonsense once and for all. Close racing is desirable but most important is best performance via application of brains, preparation, driver skill and innovation. These should not be penalized because of their successful application.

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