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GTE-Pro Cars Set for Le Mans BoP Aero Test

FIA to hold BoP Aero test for GTE-Pro manufacturers prior to Le Mans…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The FIA is set to hold a Balance of Performance test for GTE-Pro cars, in order to confirm the aero configuration of each manufacturer in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As confirmed in a bulletin released by the Endurance Committee this week, each GTE-Pro manufacturer will be permitted to homologate a Le Mans-specific aero kit, similar to the low-drag kits permitted in LMP2.

However, but with the kits not being allowed to run at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, an event the Endurance Committee had hoped to gain data from, it has decided to organize its own BoP test at Michelin’s high-speed proving grounds in Ladoux in France.

Details of the test have yet to be determined, although one GTE-Pro model from each manufacturer entered in the race will be required to attend.

It would include the U.S.-based efforts from Corvette Racing and SRT Motorsports, despite neither manufacturer having the availability of 2014 GTE-spec cars  in Europe.

Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche, the other three manufacturers set to be represented in the GTE-Pro grid at Le Mans, will all compete in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, with the first two rounds of the season being held in Europe.

No date has been given for the test.

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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