SEAT join BMW and Chevrolet on the maximum compensation ballast after taking their first win last time out at the Slokiaring, whilst the LADA Granta will also carry full ballast on its 2012 WTCC debut.
The Chevrolet again was the fastest car, but the times of SEAT and BMW are both less than 0.2 seconds down on the Championship leading Cruze 1.6Ts.
The new LADA Granta Sport will carry 40kg maximum penalty ballast on its debut, whilst the two Ford Focus S2000 TCs of James Nash and Tom Chilton will increase by 10kg but will still be 60kg lighter than the heaviest cars, those of the Chevrolet and BMW 320 TC.
FIA World Touring Car Championship – Compensation Weight for Hungary
Car – Weight – Detail
Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T – 1,200kg – 1,160kg + 40kg compensation ballast
BMW 320 TC – 1,200kg – 1,160kg + 40kg compensation ballast
SEAT León WTCC – 1,190kg – 1,150kg +40kg compensation ballast
LADA Granta – 1,190kg* – 1,150kg* +40kg compensation ballast
SUNRED León 1.6T – 1,150kg – 1,150kg -20kg compensation ballast + 20kg ‘SUNRED’ ballast
Ford Focus S2000 TC – 1,140kg – 1,150kg – 10kg compensation ballast
SEAT León TDI – 1,130kg – 1,150kg -20kg compensation ballast
* To be confirmed