The FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Pro-leading Ford Chip Ganassi Racing squad has been given a weight break and slight power increase to its Ford GTs ahead of this weekend’s Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas.
The Multimatic-built cars head to Texas with a 2kg decrease in minimum weight and a 0.01 mbar increase in turbo boost, across all power levels, in the latest round of the new-for-2017 automated Balance of Performance for the top production-based class.
No other BoP adjustments have been made to GTE-Pro, other than revised declared minimum lambdas for all four cars in the class.
Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell currently hold a an 8-point lead in the GTE Drivers’ World Championship over Porsche’s Fred Makowiecki and Richard Lietz, with Ford CGR also out front in the teams’ championship.
Ferrari, however, enters COTA with a nine-point lead in the Manufacturers’ World Championship with four rounds to go.
Changes have also been made to the GTE-Am BoP, which remains under human control this year, with the Aston Martin Vantage GTE getting a 10 kg weight break.
Track action gets underway on Thursday.