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FIA Introduces Fuel Flow Meters for GTE-Pro Cars

GTE-Pro cars to be outfitted with fuel flow meters beginning at Le Mans…

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The FIA has introduced fuel flow meters to the GTE-Pro class in the World Endurance Championship, which will become mandatory beginning with the Le Mans Test Day.

Announced by the FIA Endurance Commission on Friday evening, the move, which comes after the “unanimous agreement” of the GTE-Pro manufacturers, will provide a stricter enforcement of the technical regulations within the production-based category.

Per a bulletin issued by the FIA, each car must have a homologated fuel flow meter integrated into the fuel system, in a similar method to what’s been enforced in LMP1 since 2014.

The mounting of the sensor, for example, will be identical to that seen in LMP1.

For now, it appears the meters will be used for measuring purposes only, although details on its usage have not yet been disclosed.

While recommended to be in place for next weekend’s Six Hours of Spa, the meters will become mandatory at the Le Mans Test Day, as well as at the 24 Hours of Le Mans later that month.

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