The TCR International Series technical department has issued its first bulletin regarding the Balance of Performance for 2016.
The Honda Civic TCR and SEAT León TCR cars have been given 40 extra kilos that bring their running weight from 1285 to 1325 kilos, including the driver; the Volkswagen Golf Gti TCR cars will carry 30 kilos of ballast, so will run at 1315 kilos.
The Opel Astra TCR cars and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR have been left at the minimum weight fixed by the TCR Technical Regulations: 1285 kilos, driver included, while the Subaru STi TCR has been given a 20-kg weight break and so will run at 1265 kilos. The two SEAT León Cup Racer cars entered by Bas Koeten Racing will be the lightest cars in the field at 1250 kg, the minimum weight fixed by the Sporting Regulations for the cars fitted with a DSG gearbox instead of a racing unit.
The control of the engine performance level by monitored electronic components – another parameter that may be adjusted to balance the performance – has not been changed for the time being, therefore all cars will be able to use full power.
The technical department has the power to further adjust the Balance of Performance during the first race weekend of the season.
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