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Honda TCR Hit With Another Weight Increase for Lime Rock

Honda hit with second consecutive weight increase in TCR; three cars also receive BoP changes for Lime Roc…

Photo: Peter Burke/IMSA

The Honda Civic Type-R TCR has been one of several IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge cars to have again been affected with Balance of Performance adjustments ahead of this weekend’s Lime Rock Park 120.

The Honda, which is riding a two-race class win streak with Atlanta Speedwerks, has been handed 20 kg of additional weight as well as a 3-liter reduction in fuel capacity.

It comes in addition to the 40 kg weight increase made ahead of the last sprint round at Watkins Glen.

The Hyundai Veloster N TCR has also been hit with a 3-liter reduction in fuel although its minimum weight remains unchanged.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR, meanwhile, has been given a 20 kg weight break, making it the lightest TCR car in its class at 1275 kg.

It compares to the Honda, which is the second-heaviest at 1345 kg.

Both the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R and Mercedes-AMG GT4 have been adjusted in the GS class, with the Camaro getting a 20 kg weight break and a 5 kg increase in minimum weight for the Mercedes.

The Mercedes has also received a 2 mm increase in front ride height, a 1-liter increase in fuel capacity and a move to SRO’s 2019 engine Map 5.

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