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No Changes to Hypercar BoP for Monza

Hypercar BoP remains constant for third round of season; adjustments in GTE ranks…

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The FIA World Endurance Championship has opted against making any changes to the Hypercar category’s Balance of Performance for round three of the season at Monza.

The cars from Toyota Gazoo Racing, Alpine Endurance Team and Glickenhaus Racing will run with the same minimum weights and maximum power outputs that were applied during the previous event at Portimao last month.

Toyota’s pair of GR010 Hybrids will run at 1066 kg, while the non-hybrid Glickenhaus SCG 007 has been kept at 1030 kg which is the Le Mans Hypercar formula’s base weight.

The grandfathered Alpine A480 Gibson non-hybrid LMP1 car remains at 952 kg.

The ORECA-built Alpine will be permitted to generate a maximum of 450 kW, and to use no more than 918 megajoules of energy in a stint.

Toyota’s limits are 515 kW and 962 MJ respectively, while Glickenhaus is running to 520 kW and 965 MJ for its second race with the Podium Advanced Technologies-built 007.

Toyota won the first two races of the season at Spa and Portimao, despite receiving a 26 kg weight increase and a 5 kW power reduction for the second round.

The Japanese manufacturer prevailed in Portugal after overcoming the early pace laid down by Alpine, which was unable to match its primary rival’s stint lengths due to the grandfathered LMP1 carrying a smaller fuel tank.

Glickenhaus reached the end of the Portimao race but had an eventful maiden WEC outing that included a one-hour clutch change and an incident with two GTE-Am cars.

Weight Adjustments for Both Brands in GTE-Pro

Both Ferrari and Porsche have received weight adjustments in the first round of GTE-Pro Balance of Performance changes this season.

The two AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evos have been given a 5 kg weight reduction under the automatic process, which only came into effect after the opening two races.

In turn, the factory Porsche 911 RSR-19s will be 5 kg heavier than they were at Spa and Portimao. The changes leave the Ferraris on 1255 kg and the Porsches on 1264 kg.

Porsche’s Kevin Estre and Neel Jani won the season-opener, while Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado took Ferrari’s first win since November 2019 at the second round.

The minimum weights in GTE-Am are subject to the success ballast system.

Following its victory in Portugal, Ferrari customer Cetilar Racing will have the fastest car for the Italian manufacturer’s first-ever home WEC race.

The Cetilar Ferrari will weigh in at 1305 kg, accounting for ballast amounts of 15 kg for winning at Portimao, 15 kg for leading the championship and 5 kg for placing third at Spa.

The next-heaviest total weight of 1285 kg will be carried by five Ferraris including the one-off entries from Inception Racing, Rinaldi Racing and AF Corse’ No. 61 crew.

The other full-season AF Corse cars make up the rest of that group. All one-off entries are given an automatic 15 kg of ballast due to their non-championship status.

The lightest GTE-Am cars at Monza will be the Aston Martin Vantage GTEs from D’station Racing and Aston Martin Racing at 1247 kg.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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