No change to compensation weight for Slovakiaring
Following the race weekend in Hungary, there will be no changes to compensation weight for the next round in Slovakia, with the Citroën C-Elysée calculated to be over a second faster than all the marques over the first three events of the season.
Although the cars were much closer in Hungary, the large gap when the cars were all running at the same weight in Marrakech and at Paul Ricard is still used in the calculations, with a rolling three-race average used for the weight calculation.
On a standardised lap, the Citroën C-Elysées of Yvan Muller, José María López and Sébastien Loeb are judged to be 1.3 seconds a lap faster than the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 and the Honda Civic WTCC, and 2.7 seconds faster than the Lada Granta Sport.
As a result, the Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs will continue to carry 60kg of ballast at the Slovakiaring, with the three other models allowed to run at base weight of 1,100kg, although the Lada Granta is reportedly overweight and will not be able to take much advantage of the weight break.
2014 FIA WTCC Race of Slovakia Compensation Weight
Car – Ballast – Final Weight
Citroën C-Elysée – +60kg – 1,160kg
Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 – 0kg – 1,100kg
Honda Civic WTCC – 0kg – 1,100kg
Lada Granta Sport – 0kg – 1,100kg