Both Porsche and Aston Martin look likely to profit from Balance of Performance (BoP) adjustments for LM GTE cars issued last week by the FIA Endurance Committee ahead of the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, taking place this weekend (24 July).
Porsche gets a 15kg weight break (now 1233kg), and a 0.2mm increase in the size of its air restrictor for their GTE Pro 911 RSR.
The Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE Pro gets a 20kg weight reduction and the air restrictor is enlarged by 0.4mm, as it used at Spa. The car must use its Aero Kit ‘C’ which is a homologated high downforce aero package.
No changes have been made to either the Ferrari 488 GT or the Ford GT which dominated Le Mans, and both marques will use the same BoP settings issued just before the Le Mans 24 Hours. The Ford and Ferrari will race at 1248kg and 1268kg respectively.
In LMGTE Am the only changes compared to Spa are -5kg for the Porsche 911 RSR and +5kg for the Ferrari 458 Italia.