The Honda and Chevrolet runners will carry an extra 20 kilograms of performance ballast at next weekend’s World Touring Car Championship round in Moscow, the FIA has confirmed.

The WTCC’s compensation weight system takes into consideration the preceding three rounds in Hungary, Slovakia and Austria, taking into account the fastest two session times posted by each manufacturer.

The Citroën C-Elysée is still considered the quickest of the pack and will carry the maximum 60kg above its base weight of 1,100kg. Meanwhile, the improved performance of the RML-built Chevrolet Cruzes and Honda Civics has seen them return to carrying some performance ballast, with each car getting 20kg.

The LADA Granta remains the last competitive of the the four TC1 class car models and will continue to run without performance ballast for another weekend.

Image via FIA WTCC Media

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