Volvo gets weight reduction
Date published : 08 Jul 2011 - 09:14:45
Volvo team Polestar Racing has been given a 60kg weight reduction for its C30 ahead of the Donington Park World Touring Car Championship round under the series compensation weight regulations.
The car of Robert Dahlgren has had to compete with maximum ballast since switching to a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, as per the rules governing 'new' cars.
But its relative pace to the dominant Chevrolet Cruzes has resulted in its weight being dropped to 1130kg for next weekend's round.
The change means that the Volvo now equals the SEAT Leon 1.6T as the lightest car in the field, 60kg lighter than the Chevrolets and the BMWs.
While the Chevrolets' weight of 1190kg includes a maximum 40kg of compensation weight - the same as they ran in Portugal last time out - the BMWs have been dropped by 10kg, having been the heaviest cars last time out.