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GTE Pro Pole-Sitting Aston Hit With Pre-Race BoP Change

Weight adjustments for five of six GTE manufacturers ahead of 24 Hours of Le Mans…

Photo: MPS Agency

The GTE-Pro class pole-sitting Aston Martin Vantage GTE has been slowed following a pre-race Balance of Performance adjustment issued by the FIA on the eve of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Released on Friday evening, the pair of Vantages have received a turbo boost reduction through all RPM levels and a 2-liter fuel cut for the French endurance classic.

While the Aston has been given a 5 kg weight break, four of the five other GTE-Pro cars have also been handed the same weight reduction.

All but the Corvette C7.R have received the 5 kg weight break.

Porsche Gains Weight, Ford GT Helped in GTE-Am BoP

Porsche, which locked out the top three positions in GTE-Am, have been given a 10 kg increase in minimum weight, bringing the mid-engined GTE contender up to 1289 kg.

The lone Ford GT in the class, entered by Keating Motorsports, meanwhile, will be allowed to run at 1285 kg, marking a 10 kg weight decrease.

Jeroen Bleekemolen qualified ninth in class out of the now-16 car GTE-Am field.

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