The BMW 320 TC will be running at its lowest possible weight at next weekend’s round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Sonoma Raceway, shedding 30kg compared to the last race at Curitiba.
The compensation ballast of all of the cars are calculated based on lap times of the top two cars of each model from qualifying and during the races during the last three rounds. With the BMW deemed to be 0.9 seconds slower on average than the Championship leading Cruzes, all of the BMWs will run at a minimum possible 20kg less than base weight, which will put them at 1,140kg.
The only cars that will be lighter than them on the grid will be the Ford Focuses of Arena Motorsport at 1,130kg.
The weight of the Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T remains unchanged at +40kg above base weight at 1,200kg. The SEAT León WTCC also remains at its base weight of 1,150kg, as will Tiago Monteiro’s SUNRED León 1.6T, as its 20kg weight break is countered by a 20kg penalty from the FIA Touring Car Commission due to its national homologation status.
Race Of USA Compensation Weights
Car – Weight – Breakdown
Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T – 1,200kg – 1,160 +40kg success ballast
SEAT León WTCC – 1,150kg – 1,150 + 0kg success ballast
SR León 1.6T – 1,150kg – 1,150 – 20kg penalty ballast + 20kg national ballast
BMW 320 TC – 1,140kg – 1,160 -20kg success ballast
Ford Focus S2000 TC – 1,130kg – 1,150 -20kg success ballast