WTCC organisers have handed weight breaks to Honda, Chevrolet and Lada ahead of the next round of the championship next month at Twin Ring Motegi.
The latest calculation by the FIA for compensation weight for the races at the Japanese track has resulted in Honda and Lada both dropping back to base weight, 60kg lighter than the championship leading Citroens, while the Chevrolet RML Cruzes will drop to 10kg.
The dominant Citroen C-Elysees have run with maximum ballast of 60kg all season, while the Honda Civics, which had earned the same compensation weight just three races ago, have now dropped back to base weight having been on average nine tenths of a second off the pace over the last three races in Slovakia, France and Portugal.
The Lada Sport Rosneft team will drop back to base weight after carrying 20kg of ballast during the last two weekends, with the Vesta 1.3 seconds off of the overall pace.
RML's Chevrolet Cruzes, used by Campos Racing, Munnich Motorsport, Craft-Bamboo Racing and ROAL Motorsport, meanwhile were assessed as the second fastest car behind Citroen, and will carry 10kg of ballast at Motegi.