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Mazda Given BoP Break for Watkins Glen

Mazda DPi gets power increase; Aston Martin Vantage GT3 pegged back in round of latest BoP changes…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

The Mazda RT24-P has been given a power increase ahead of next weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, as part of the latest round of Balance of Performance adjustments confirmed by IMSA.

Released on Friday, the Multimatic-built DPi will gain roughly 4.8 horsepower through all power levels for the fifth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The pairing of Harry Tincknell and Oliver Jarvis currently sit second in the points race, 71 points behind leaders Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque of Wayne Taylor Racing.

The Mazda is coming off its first non-podium finish of the season last time out in Detroit

Both the Acura ARX-05 and Cadillac DPi.V-R have received minor fuel capacity reductions, with the Acura DPi losing 1 liter and the Cadillac 2 liters down from the configuration most recently run on the streets of Belle Isle.

No fuel adjustments have been made to the Mazda, despite the power increase.

The GT Le Mans class sees a 10 kg weight break for the Porsche 911 RSR-19, which scored victory in the last points-paying round at Sebring in March, while the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has been hit with both power and fuel reductions as the only change in GT Daytona.

The Vantage will have roughly 9.5 less horsepower to work with at Watkins Glen while also facing a 2-liter reduced fuel capacity.

It comes after The Heart of Racing’s breakthrough class win in Detroit, which it inherited following the post-race refueling-related penalty to the CarBahn by Peregrine Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo. 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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