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Audi, Porsche Hit with Pre-Race Weight Increase

Audi, Porsche hit with weight increase in pre-race BoP change at 24H Spa…

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Audi and Porsche have been given additional weight in a pre-race Balance of Performance change ahead of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

The changes, issued three-and-a-half hours ahead of the race start, include a 15 kg increase for the Audi R8 LMS GT3 and 5 kg for teams running the Porsche 911 GT3 R. 

The highest-placed Audi on the grid is the No. 2 factory-backed WRT car, which will start from second, after the Belgian team lost pole with its No. 1 car earlier in the day.

The Dries Vanthoor, Christopher Mies and Alex Riberas-driven car will also have to serve a three-minute stop-and-hold penalty during the race.

No changes were made to the Audi between the Paul Ricard 1000 km and this weekend’s initial BoP, while the Porsche had been given a 5 kg weight break and 1.5 mm reduced air restrictor.

No other adjustments have been made ahead of the race, which gets underway at 4:30 p.m. local time. 

The SRO has made BoP changes during several Blancpain GT Series weekends this year, including the most recent Endurance Cup round at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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