The Volvos and BMWs will both run with lower compensation weights at the next round at Donington

Next weekend’s round of the World Touring Car Championship will mark the first time that the Polestar Racing team will be allowed to run under the series’ compensation weight rules, having now completed two races at the maximum penalty weight since introducing its new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine.

And series officials have given the single-car Volvo outfit a 60kg reprieve in penalty ballast for the upcoming round at Donington Park, which will see Robert Dahlgren’s car running at 1130kg, the same weight as the five turbocharged SEATs operated by the SUNRED outfit.

The BMWs have also had their compensation weight reduced by 10kg, meaning that they will join the all-conquering Chevrolet Cruzes as the heaviest cars in the field at 1190kg.

[Image via FIA WTCC Media]

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