The Committee of Resistance of the FIA has confirmed the changes approved in the last ‘Balance of Performance’ of the season. This system of adjustment of returns that affects the GT for the category GTE-Pro and GTE-Am has been revised for the last three appointments of the WEC in this 2016 according to the results and performance seen in the previous races. All in all, the Porsche 911 RSR in the category GTE-Pro are the biggest beneficiaries in absolute terms, while the Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the professional category, suffer the consequences of their past successes.
In this way, the Porsche 911 RSR 2016 reduces its weight by 20 kg, so that played in the last three rounds of the WEC with a minimum weight of 1.213 kg. All a reprieve for the Porsche #77 Dempsey – Proton Racing, as the unit piloted by Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen has not yet stepped on the podium of the category GTE-Pro. On the opposite side, and after occupying a dominant role in Mexico and Austin, the Aston Martin Vantage will face a reduction of 0.4 mm in the flange of admission of its V8 engine.
in Addition, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage will also compete with a flap Gurney of 30 mm on the rear spoiler, which implies a reduction of eight millimeters in relation to the one used before the 6 Hours of COTA. While the Ferrari 488 GTE and Ford GT do not receive changes of any kind, just like Porsche and Aston Martin in GTE-Am, the amateur category live the last modification guided by the experts of the WEC, and that indicates that the Ferrari 458 Italia to gain 15 kg of weight in relation to the configuration that has been used in the last few races.