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Cars "Do not fit in the car": AVL brakes Audi again via weight An

12:54  22 august  2021
12:54  22 august  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Die DTM hat die Einstufung für den Sonntag erneut geändert © Abt Sportsline The DTM has changed the classification for Sunday again

As already last DTM weekend in Zolder does the AVL also change on Sunday at the Nürburgring The Balance of Performance (BOP). And again, the victorious Audi R8 LMS is made heavier with additional weight: winner Kelvin thus receives a total of 40 kilograms in the car - 15 kilograms by the BOP change, 25 as a success ballast after his Saturday victory.

"Slowly we do not fit in the car," the DTM Leader responds to demand from 'Motorsport-Total.com' with irony on customization, but it takes athletic. "This definitely makes it exciting, I'm looking forward to the Challenge. And when I come to the top 3 in the qualifying, something else."

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bad luck has Mike Rockenfeller, because Van der Lindes Team College advanced by the punishment for guest starter Luca proud in the result of the Saturday Race in third place. This gives 15 kilograms of success. The 15 points for third place, but he would have gotten anyway, since guest starters are not subject to point.

Rockenfeller: "We do not have the performance of others"

"It will not be easier if you get even more weight in the car and then also the success ballast that does not help, not very clear. That's what we feel tidy," charges Rockfeller. "I am a 30 kilogram of heavier than yesterday in the race today, the Kelvin again ten more, so 40th"

This happens that the Audi R8 LMS has been provided with a smaller restrictor by 0.5 millimeters before the weekend. In the case of the audi camp, one complains about the beginning of the season about disadvantages in the acceleration. "You see it with the re-starts. We do not have the performance that the others have. That's very clear," says Rockfeller.

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But not only at the Audi has intervened the AVL: also the Mercedes-AMG GT3 - at Saturday Race without proud 'punishment on the seats two, three and five in the target - will be braked on Sunday: the Mercedes AMG teams must be ten kilograms weight Invite, causing the car without a success ballast by five kilograms heavier than the Audi.

Porsche on the absolute power limit

also on Saturday there had been adjustments that the AVL may still do at the Nürburgring during the event, even though that was only intended for the first three race weekends. The reason for this is a special scheme because this weekend with the Porsche 911 GT3 R is a new car in the field.

The SSR Porsche was made on Saturday after qualifying, where Michael Ammermüller came only to the starting place 20, 40 kilograms easier. As a result, it was used from the Saturday race with a completely open restrictor and the minimum weight of 1.270 kilograms, whereby the bolide is at the absolute power limit.

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Other changes after Saturday qualifying related to Christian Klaren's McLaren's 720s GT3, at which ten kilograms were allowed to unloaded, while the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo received more boost pressure by 0.04 bar.

Despite the changes in the course of the weekend, the BOP of the AVL also impressed again on Saturday on the Nürburgring sprint track with a huge power density: in qualifying were 19 cars in 0.7 seconds - the whole field, this weekend seven brands and 23 Boliden comprises was separated by no more than 1.1 seconds.

DTM-BOP Nürburgring (Changes since Friday):

Mercedes-AMG GT3: 1.345 kg / 2 x 37.5 (restrictor)

audi r8 lms: 1.340 kg / 2 x 43 (restrictor)

bmw m6 gt3 : 1.335 kg / 2,135 bar (boost pressure)

Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO: 1.315 kg / 1,662 bar (boot pressure)

Lamborghini huracan GT3 EVO: 1.305 kg / 2 x 42.5 (restrictor)

McLaren 720s GT3: 1.255 kg / 1,539 bar (boost pressure)

Porsche 911 GT3 R: 1.270 kg / 2 x 48 (restrictor)

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