Another boost reduction for turbos
Date published : 30 Jul 2011 - 14:42:08
British Touring Car Championship organiser TOCA has once again lowered the boost limit for turbocharged cars competing in the series.
As of the next round at Snettterton in August, all Super 2000-spec cars powered by turbocharged engines, such as the championship-leading Honda Civic, will have their maximum boost pressure limits reduced by 0.05 bar.
This step is the implementation of the rule announced in a suspended form prior to the last round at Croft.
Additionally, series director Alan Gow will have the power to withdraw the boost reduction in part or full to any individual car during the weekend or at any subsequent round.
A TOCA statement announced: "The Administrator [Gow] reserves the right to promptly implement the withdrawal of part, or all, of this revised boost limit to individual cars at any time during the course of an event if/when deemed required - given that the 24hr notice period has herewith been communicated."
Cars built to the championship's new-for-2011 NGTC regulations, such as the Toyota Avensis, Audi A4 and the Proton Gen-2 which is due to make its series debut at Snetterton, are not affected by the rule change.