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Aston Martin, Corvette Hit with BoP Adjustments

Aston Martin Vantage, Corvette C7.R receive FIA WEC BoP adjustments…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The Aston Martin Vantage GTE and Corvette C7.R have been hit with Balance of Performance adjustments ahead of September’s FIA World Endurance Championship round at Circuit of The Americas.

One day after confirming the Equivalence of Technology (EoT) for LMP1 cars, the FIA Endurance Commission released changes to two GTE models, including one car that currently does not compete in the globe-trotting championship.

The GTE-Pro and 2013-spec GTE-Am class Aston Martins have received a 20 kg weight increase. Both cars will now run at a minimum weight of 1215 kg.

The Corvette C7.R, meanwhile, has been given a 0.1 mm smaller air restrictor compared to the configuration it ran in last month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and the spec currently used in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

There are currently no Corvette entries in the FIA WEC, although it’s understood at least one team has been considering an entry for an upcoming round.

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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