Success ballast for Morbidelli, Vernay and Tarquini
13 November 2017
None of the drivers will carry the maximum Success Ballast of 30 kilos in the final event of the season at Dubai. In fact, Rob Huff who scored the greatest amount of points at Zhejiang, will not be racing in the Emirates.
The second-best scorer in China, Gianni Morbidelli, will carry 20 extra kilos on board his WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI, while the 10 kilos for the third best scorer will be imposed on the championship leader Jean-Karl Vernay.
Although he was not allowed to score points, because the Hyundai i30 N cars are running under a temporary homologation form, Gabriele Tarquini will also have 10 kilos of success ballast on board. This is because he would have been the Chinese event’s third best scorer had he not been ‘transparent’.
In terms of running weights, this means that Morbidelli’s Volkswagen will weigh 1285kg (1285kg minimum weight + 20kg Success Ballast - 20kg Balance of Performance adjustment), Vernay’s Volkswagen 1275kg (1285kg + 10kg SB - 20kg BoP) and Tarquini’s Hyundai 1335 kg (1285kg + 10kg SB + 40kg BoP).
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