BoP: All cars except Hyundai and Honda get reduced ride height

BoP: All cars except Hyundai and Honda get reduced ride height

Photo: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI

An adjustment for the TCR Balance of Performance [BoP] ahead of this weekend will see all cars except the Hyundai i30 N TCR and the 2018-spec Honda Civic TCR get a reduction in ride height by at least 10 mm.

Following a dominant display in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) last weekend in particular, as well as victories in the US-based Pirelli World Challenge and pole positions in TCR Germany and TCR Italy, the Hyundai and Honda cars are set to be affected the most.

At the Hungaroring, Hyundai and Honda cars scooped 21 of the 30 top ten finishes throughout the race weekend, including two out of three wins and eight out of nine podium results.

All other sequential gearbox cars will be permitted to lower their ride height from 80 mm to 70 mm. Furthermore, the Audi, CUPRA/SEAT and Volkswagen Golf GTi cars will be allowed to run at 60 mm ride height.

In addition, a weight break of 10 kg has been handed to the CUPRA / SEAT León TCR and an additional 10 kg has been added to the Audi RS3 LMS DSG.

The most significant beneficiary is the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup, which has been handed a 40 kg weight break to take its total weight from 1,265 kg to 1,225 kg.

All DSG cars will be allowed to run with a ride height of 60 mm.