New LADA granted weight break

The FIA Touring Car Bureau has announced that the new LADA Priora will receive a weight break for its second race meeting at Brands Hatch next weekend.

As a newly homologated car, the Priora was forced to carry maximum compensation weight of 40 kilos for its debut race on the streets of Porto and should have carried that weight again for the British rounds.

However, having looked at the lap times posted by James Thompson during qualifying and on race day in Portugal, the Touring Car Bureau has elected to reduce the mimimum weight of the car by 20 kilos – the same reduction granted to the older LADA 110 and the SEAT Leon TFSi following the Portuguese event.

For the Brands Hatch meeting, the BMW 320si and the SEAT Leon TDI will be running on maximum compensation weight, as will the visiting Volvo C30. The Chevrolet Cruze will run with ten kilos of compensation weight while no weight will be added to the BMW of Alex Zanardi – the only BMW running a sequential gearbox.

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James Thompson - LADA Priora
Tom Coronel, Roal Chevrolet [Credit: WTCC media]
Gabriele Tarquini, Lada, Moscow [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Tom Coronel - ROAL Chevrolet Cruze
Gabriele Tarquini - LADA Vesta TC1
Nicky Catsburg - Lada Sport Vesta
Gabriele Tarquini - Lada Sport Vesta   [pic credit: FIA WTCC media/Alexandre Guillaumot]
Rob Huff (GBR), LADA Sport, WTCC [Credit: XPB]
Nick Catsburg (NED), Lada Sport, WTCC, [Credit: Lada Sport]
Japp van Lagen (NED), Lada Sport, WTCC [Credit: LADA Sport]
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta
Hugo Valente - Campos Chevrolet Cruze [credit: FIA WTCC]
James Thompson - Rosneft LADA Vesta [credit: FIA WTCC]
Sabine Schmitz - ALL-INKL Munnich Chevrolet [credit: FIA WTCC]
Sabine Schmitz - ALL-INKL Munnich Chevrolet [credit: FIA WTCC]
John Filippi - Campos Chevrolet Cruze [credit: FIA WTCC]

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