The Honda and Volkswagen runners will carry the maximum 60 kilograms of compensation weight at this weekend’s FIA World Touring Car Cup round at Ningbo International Speedpark in China following the latest round of parity adjustments by series organisers.
The two car models were calculated to have the best average lap times from the past two rounds in Germany and Portugal. They were deemed to be one-tenth of a second quicker than the Hyundai i30 N TCRs, which will carry 50kg of compensation ballast – a 10kg reduction from the weight carried in Vila Real before the summer break.
The field’s four Lynk & Co runners will contest the car brand’s home event with an additional 20kg of compensation weight, putting them on an equal base weight with the Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR runners at 1,345kg.
Also gaining weight are the Audi RS3 LMS entries, which will gain an additional 10kg of compensation weight along with the CUPRA TCR cars.
The two Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce runners will once again be the lightest cars in the field and have lost the 10kg of compensation weight they carried in Portugal.
|2019 FIA WTCR Race of China – Balance of Performance|
|Manufacturer – Model||Power||Ride Ht||Comp Wt||BoP Wt||Total Weight|
|Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR||100.0%||80mm||60kg||20kg||1,345kg|
|Lynk & Co 03 TCR||97.5%||80mm||40kg||40kg||1,345kg|
|Hyundai i30 N TCR||97.5%||90mm||50kg||20kg||1,335kg|
|Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR||100.0%||70mm||60kg||-40kg||1,285kg|
|Audi RS 3 LMS||100.0%||70mm||30kg||-30kg||1,265kg|
|Cupra León TCR||100.0%||70mm||20kg||-40kg||1,245kg|
|Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce||100.0%||80mm||0kg||-40kg||1,225kg|
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