The World Touring Car Championship’s four Citroën C-Elysée runners will carry an extra 10 kilograms of compensation weight at this weekend’s Race of Hungary, after the FIA corrected a calculation error that had originally left the championship-winning cars on an unchanged base weight.
The privately-run cars – three of which are entered by Sébastien Loeb Racing, and ony by Münnich Motorsport – were set to continue on the 50 kilograms of performance ballast they have run with since the start of the season when the FIA announced its updated compensation weight calculations following the season’s opening two rounds at Morocco and Italy.
The rival cars from Honda and Polestar were each set to be saddled with 80 kilograms this weekend – putting them 30kg up on the Citroëns – but instead the Citroëns will now run with 60kg of compensation weight.
The other previously published compensation weights remain unchanged, with the field’s Chevrolet RML Cruzes and Lada Vesta TC1 entries allowed to run at their base weights.
The performance ballast calculations are adjusted ahead of each championship round from here on, and take into account the fastest lap times of each car manufacturer over the preceding three events.
|2017 FIA WTCC Race of Hungary – Chassis Compensation Weights|
|Volvo S60 Polestar TC1||0.0||+ 80kg||1,180kg|
|Honda Civic WTCC||0.0||+ 80kg||1,180kg|
|Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||0.2||+ 60kg||1,180kg|
|Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||0.8||+ 0kg||1,100kg|
|LADA Vesta WTCC||1.6||+ 0kg||1,100kg|
Image via FIA WTCC