Porsche given BoP performance break ahead of Le Mans

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

Porsche given BoP performance break ahead of Le Mans

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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