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Ford Gets Weight Break, Power Increase for COTA

Ford GTs get weight break, power increase for COTA…

Photo: Drew Gibson/Ford

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.

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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