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Fuel Flow Unchanged for Non-Hybrids in Finalized EoT

FIA confirms Equivalence of Technology for LMP1 non-hybrids ahead of track action…

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The Equivalence of Technology has essentially remained unchanged for LMP1 non-hybrids heading into this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with no adjustments to the fuel flow from the Test Day.

The FIA confirmed the numbers on Tuesday, including the maximum petrol energy and maximum petrol per stint for the non-hybrids, which had not been declared until now.

Non-hybrids will have a maximum petrol energy of 205 MJ/lap, which compares to 204.4 MJ/lap that the sub-category was permitted last year at Le Mans.

A slight decrease in maximum petrol per stint, meanwhile, has been made year-to-year as well, with non-hybrids permitted 52.5 kg compared to 53.2 kg in the race last year.

Most importantly, no change has been made to the maximum petrol flow of 108 kg/h for the non-hybrids.

With no EoT adjustments made to the Toyota TS050 Hybrids, per the regulations, it will result in a similar gap in performance seen in the single day test earlier this month.

Toyota’s Fernando Alonso topped the time charts with a 3:19.066 lap, compared to the quickest of the non-hybrids, the No. 3 Rebellion R13 Gibson at a 3:19.680.

The FIA reserves the right to make additional EoT adjustments throughout the race week, with non-hybrid teams subject to in-race penalties if they show increased performance compared to the Toyotas.

Non-hybrids will be limited to ten-lap stints in the race, compared to 11 laps for the hybrid-powered Toyotas, which will also have a quicker refueling time.

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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