Porsche given BoP performance break ahead of Le Mans

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Porsche given BoP performance break ahead of Le Mans
By: Gary Watkins
Jun 17, 2017, 6:28 AM

Porsche's 911 RSR has been handed a performance break ahead of Saturday's Le Mans 24 Hours.

The Porsche will run eight kilograms lighter than in practice and qualifying after a late change in the GTE Pro Balance of Performance.

The change comes after the two factory-run Porsches ended up seventh and 13th in class after qualifying for the double-points round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. 

Michael Christensen's best time for Porsche was a 3m51.847s, which was almost exactly a second slower than the pole-winning Aston Martin. 

The two Porsches will now run at a 1250kg minimum weight. 

There have been no other changes to the BoP for the race, but Chevrolet's Corvette C7.R was given a smaller-diameter air-restrictor after the pre-race Le Mans test.

Last year, there was a wave of changes in the Le Mans BoP ahead of the race after Ford and Ferrari dominated in qualifying.

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