The dreaded ‘Balance of Performance’ has returned to make an appearance on the day prior to the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the remarkable performance of the Ford GT and the Ferrari 488 GTE during the qualifying session, in which both models were rolled three seconds under the pole of 2015, the ACO and the FIA have decided to change the ‘Balance of Performance’ to to match the performance of the five cars involved in the category. In this way, and less of a day of the start of the test, the category GTE-Pro has a new balance technical.
After the meeting held between the ACO, the FIA and the representatives of Ford, Ferrari, Posche, Corvette and Aston Martin, have decided a number of modifications that affect four of the five GT. In the first place, the Ferrari 488 GTE receives an extra weight of 25 kilos with regard to their basis weight, which compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a weight of 1.268 kg. This figure represents an increase of 10 kilograms in relation to the setting of the ‘Balance of Performance’ prior to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Ford GT receives an increase of 5 kg with respect to its basis weight and will compete with a weight of 1.248 kilos. This also means an increase of 10 kilograms in comparison with the configuration used during the three sessions of qualifying at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For his part, the Aston Martin Vantage 2016 would have to reduce its bridle of admission at 0.4 mm, while the Chevrolet C7.R the reduced in 0.3 mm, a decision surprising when the two-car Corvette Racing closed out the grill. For his part, the Porsche 911 RSR will remain unchanged.
to try To match the performance and, above all, the number of laps each car can be completed by stint, the ACO and the FIA have also scheduled a series of changes in relation to the pressure of the turbo of vehicles of the category and also small changes in terms of the volume of fuel. The Porsche 911 RSR will have 8 liters in your tank, while the Ferrari 488 GTE adds four liters extra. Finally, the C7 Corvette.R get 7 litres of fuel.