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No BoP Changes for Long Beach

Prototype, GTLM teams to remain in same spec for Long Beach…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Following a close-fought Twelve Hours of Sebring, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams will head into next weekend’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach essentially in the same technical configurations.

IMSA confirmed late Friday there will be no Balance of Performance adjustments for either the Prototype or GT Le Mans class cars that will contest the 100-minute sprint race.

The only change, confirmed in a technical bulletin released this afternoon, comes with a minor 6 mbar reduction in the Ford DP engine’s boost, which has been made to compensate for the difference in altitude.

The other turbo powerplants from Honda, Mazda and Elan remain in the same levels from Sebring.

No BoP adjustments have been made to the GTLM class, which has seen Porsche North America go undefeated thus far.

The CORE autosport-prepared Porshce 911 RSRs will again do battle with fellow works efforts from Corvette Racing, SRT Motorsports, BMW Team RLL as well as the Team Falken Tire and Risi Competizione squads.

Twenty one cars are expected to take part in the third round of the TUDOR Championship season, set for April 12 with live coverage on FOX Sports 1.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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