Members Michael G. Posted November 3, 2015 Members Share Posted November 3, 2015 (edited) Proposed Change Front wheel drive cars will receive a BoP of 0.5. For example, in GTS2 RWD cars will run at a weight to power ratio of 14.5, while FWD cars will run at a weight to power ratio of 14.0. Reason Currently NASA PT, ST&SU, and TT have BoP adjustment of +1.0 for FWD. Also, IMSA for Continental Tire ST series & the FIA for WTCC provide BoP for their entrants. For IMSA I could not derive how exactly that is done because of the many factors they use in BoP. http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/CTSC%20%20SCR%20April%2015%202015%20FINAL.pdf For FIA rules concerning WTCC I could not find any public records later than 2012. But the Touring Car Times did publish their interpretation of the WTCC regulations for 2014. It did contain a quote from the WMSC: "New Technical Regulations for 2014 Super 2000 cars were agreed in principle by the WMSC to provide for more spectacular cars with bigger aerodynamic devices and greater performance through weight reduction and power increase, while maintaining similar costs. More technical freedom will be allowed in order to cancel the current system of waivers and balance of performance. However, a balance of technology between front and rear wheel drive cars (balance of technologies) will be maintained." Note the last sentence. Article here: http://www.touringcartimes.com/2012/12/05/fia-confirms-new-wtcc-regulations-for-2014/ Based on what I could garner after fruitlessly trying to spreadsheet the various adjustments to get to some apples to apples comparison, general reading, and our discussion on this topic previously I agree that +1 is too big an adjustment. Proposed wording Proposed wording Front wheel drive cars will receive a BoP of 0.5. For example, in GTS2 RWD cars will run at a weight to power ratio of 14.5, while FWD cars will run at a weight to power ratio of 14.0. Edited November 18, 2015 by Guest Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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