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Aston Martin Gets Performance Break for 6H Bahrain

Aston Martin regains start-of-season restrictor for 6H Bahrain…

Photo: Vincent Wouters

Photo: Vincent Wouters

Aston Martin will return to its original 2015 technical configuration in next weekend’s FIA WEC season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain following the final round of Balance of Performance adjustments handed down by the FIA Endurance Committee last week.

Both GTE-Pro and GTE-Am Aston Martin Vantage V8s will receive a 0.3 mm larger air restrictor, bringing it back to the original 29.1 mm (x2) size it had started the season with.

Additionally, the Aston Martin and both 991 and 997-based Porsche models in GTE-Am have received a 5 kg minimum weight increase for the Bahrain round. The weight changes do not apply in GTE-Pro.

The restrictor adjustment  comes in the wake of the Young Driver AMR squad-backed No. 95 Aston Martin withdrawing from the Shanghai round over BoP concerns. The all-Danish driven car is currently listed to compete in Bahrain.

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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