Nicola Larini had his hands full, jumping back and forth from one car to another, during the TCR Balance of Performance test at Valencia.
The Italian driver got behind the wheel of eight different cars: Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Honda Civic, Opel Astra, Peugeot 308 Racing Cup, Subaru STi, Volkswagen Golf GTi and two models of SEAT León, 2015 and 2016.
Following the instructions given to him by TCR Technical Director Andreas Bellu and TCR Technical Delegate Umberto Fasolo, Larini ran each car in a number of different tests.
“We asked him to complete five-lap stints with the cars on the minimum weight and then with the maximum 70kg ballast on board. Then he performed corse-down tests that consist in accelerating the car and leaving it going in neutral to evaluate aerodynamics and fluency. Finally we ran acceleration tests with 100% and 90% of the power,”Bellu explained.
The BoP results should be published in about one week’s time.