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Corvette Gets Weight Break in Pre-Race BoP Change

Corvette Racing entries get 7 kg reduction in minimum weight ahead of 24 Hours of Le Mans…

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The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R has been given a weight break ahead of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the second Balance of Performance adjustment to have been to the GTE-Pro class in the last day.

In a decision made by the WEC Committee on Friday, the pair of factory Corvettes will now run at a minimum weight of 1269 kg, marking a 7 kg reduction.

The Pratt & Miller-run cars will also face a 1-liter reduction in fuel capacity, with the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo losing an additional 3 liters following its BoP change made on Thursday.

The fuel reduction for the Ferrari also impacts its GTE-Am entries. 

It’s unclear the reasoning behind the last-minute BoP change, made just 24 hours from the start of the French endurance classic.

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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