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Porsche, AMR Get BoP Breaks; No Change to Ford for 6H Nürburgring

Porsche, Aston Martin get breaks; no change to Ford for 6H Nürburgring…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Porsche and Aston Martin will head into next weekend’s Six Hours of Nürburgring with performance breaks, but no changes made to the Le Mans-dominant Ford GTs, following the latest round of Balance of Performance adjustments.

The post-Le Mans BoP changes, issued Wednesday by the FIA, sees the GTE-Pro class Porsche 911 RSR get a 15kg weight break and 0.2mm increase in air restrictor ahead of the German round.

The Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE, meanwhile, will have a 0.4mm larger air restrictor, with the mandatory use of its aero kit c.

No performance changes have been made to either the Ferrari 488 GT or Ford GT, which dominated Le Mans, having swept the top four positions in class, in arguably one of the most controversial results in recent history.

Both cars will continue to essentially run in Le Mans configuration, minus the race-specific low-downforce aero configuration, despite the FIA previously specifying specific BoP for the French endurance classic only.

BoP changes have also been made in GTE-Am, with the Porsche getting a 10kg weight break, the Ferrari handed a 15kg minimum weight increase and the Aston Martin receiving a 0.3mm reduction in air restrictor.

The Six Hours of Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, is set for July 22-24.

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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