Honda lighter, Citroën & Chevrolet heavier for Germany
The World Touring Car Championship has confirmed the latest compensation weights for the next round of the championship at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with Chevrolet and Citroën gaining weight, while Honda get 10kg back.
The five Hondas jumped from 0kg of ballast to 80kg for the most recent race at the Hungaroring, but after struggling in qualifying, the average lap times of the Civic were calculated to be a tenth of a second away from the pace-setting Citroëns and Volvos, earning them back 10kg of weight.
Citroën, which started the year on 50kg, which was increased to 60kg at Hungary, are now back up to the full weight of 80kg, thanks in part to Rob Huff’s pole position and fastest lap in Hungary.
Volvo remain on full weight, while Esteban Guerrieri’s Hungary Race 1 pace and Q3 performance has earned the Chevrolet Cruze 30kg of ballast, with Lada the only car carrying no weight at the legendary German circuit.
2017 WTCC Race of Germany Compensation Weight
Car – Weight – Ballast
Volvo S60 TC1 – 1,180kg – +80kg
Citroën C-Elysée WTCC – 1,180kg – +80kg
Honda Civic WTCC – 1,170kg – +70kg
Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 – 1,130kg – +30kg
Lada Vesta WTCC – 1,100kg – +0kg