The technical regulations for the 2016 TCR International Series have been unveiled, which will see the banning of driver aids and amendments to the way the Balance of Performance [BoP] is adjusted.
For the second season of the new touring car category, driving aids such as ABS, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and TCS (Traction Control System) will be banned.
In addition, the minimum weight of the cars has been reduced by 10 kg, to 1,250 kg for cars fitted with a production gearbox. Those vehicles fitted with a racing gearbox have had their weight reduced to 1,285 kg.
The BoP will now be adjusted within a range of +70 kg and -20 kg, or by implementing the engine performance level by monitored electronic components. This marks a change from the 2015 adjustments, where ride height and engine restrictors were used to control the balance.
There are only minor adjustments to the sporting regulations, which will largely see a two-part qualifying session, a race distance of 60 km and a reverse-grid second race.
However bosses of the series have opted to introduce a new award, titled ‘Car Model of the Year’ which will be calculated by awarding points to the top two unique models of car in each qualifying session and race.