The 'Balance of Performance' also comes to class LMP2


‘Balance of Performance’ is going to be one of the terms most repeated in the season 2018-19 in the WEC. However, the model automated which premiered in 2017 in the class LMGTE-Pro and to the system ‘Equivalence of Technologies’ (EoT) that will debut in LMP1 to adjust the level of the LMP1-hybrid and non-hybrid, now is sum a second ‘Balance of Performance’ for class LMP2. In spite of the exception received by three of the four manufacturers of chassis, a governing board of the FIA and the ACO will keep the possibility of to make adjustments in any of the prototypes LMP2 to match its performance.

After a first season in the LMP2 engine with Gibson worked without any kind of performance tweaks in the WEC, the European Le Mans Series and in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, was granted a number of ‘jokers’ to Dallara, OnRoak (Ligier) and Riley to improve their prototypes in relation with the dominant Oreca, which has been maintained without changes. However if this measure is not sufficient to ensure equality, the sporting regulations of the WEC 2018-19 pattern a series of measures with the aim of matching the performance of the various prototypes LMP2.

Among the measures that can be taken by the Committee of Resistance are the application of weights to the LMP2 faster -up to 30 kg-, reduce the fuel capacity up to 10 litres and apply restrictions to aerodynamic that lead to prototype faster at the level of the rest of the competitors. However, and unlike the class LMGTE-Pro, where calculations are made automated with the result of the two previous races, in LMP2, these changes will not be continued. It is, in fact, a model is less aggressive with the to ensure an equality that should be standard with the ‘jokers’ granted.