BoP adjustment for some of the Volkswagen cars

BoP adjustment for some of the Volkswagen cars

Maxime Potty
Photo: TCR Media

The TCR Balance of Performance [BoP] has had a minor adjustment ahead of this weekend’s races, with the Volkswagen Golf GTi featuring the common Engine Control Unit [ECU] getting a 30 kg weight break.

The Golf GTi with a common ECU had previously had a running weight of 1,295 kg but will now run at 1,265 kg after the 30 kg reduction in weight by the technical department of WSC Group, the worldwide TCR rights holder.

The cars had been notably struggling in the FIA World Touring Car Cup with Sébastien Loeb Racing, resulting in a change to the ECU for the cars in WTCR to the Volkswagen Group’s standard control unit, rather than the TCR common ECU.

Elsewhere, the maximum boost pressure for the Renault Mégane RS and the Subaru WRX STi has been increased, giving the cars extra performance. The cars are notably raced in TCR Europe, this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, and TCR Australia, at Phillip Island this weekend.