Balance of Performance
The minimum weight was reduced by 20kg
The TCR International Series technical department has issued the Balance of Performance for the 2018 season.
The minimum weight of all cars has been reduced by 20 kilograms compared to previous years; the current weights with the driver on board are: 1265 kg for the models fitted with sequential gearbox and 1230 kg for the DSG cars.
The BoP is now based on engine performance, BoP ballast and ride height. The latter is 80mm for all cars, while the following models are allowed to run on 102.5% of engine performance: Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, Peugeot 308 TCR and the DSG versions of Cupra, Audi RS3 LMS, SEAT León and Volkswagen Golf GTI.
The list of the BoP ballasts:
-30kg: LADA Vesta TCR, Peugeot 308 Racing Cup, Renault Mégane TCR
-20kg: AR Giulietta, Honda Civic FK2 and FK7 cars, KIA c’eed, Peugeot 308 TCR
-10kg: Cupra TCR, SEAT León TCR SEQ, Opel Astra TCR
0kg: Hyundai i30 N TCR, Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR SEQ, all DSG cars
+10kg: Audi RS3 LMS SEQ
On top of this, following meetings with the manufacturers’ technical representatives, it was decided to limit the power to 340bhp (-2.9%) and the torque to 410nM (-2.4%). The use of 98RON petrol is also recommended.
This BoP is for immediate application, starting from this weekend’s opening events of the WTCR at Marrakech where all cars will run with an additional 60kg of Compensation Weight.
The running weights in WTCR are as follows:
1335kg: Audi RS3 LMS SEQ
1325kg: Hyundai i30 N, Volkswagen Golf GTI SEQ
1305kg: AR Giulietta, Honda Civic FK7, Peugeot 308.