(Motorsport-Total.com) – Just before the start of the race, TDM umbrella organization ITR adjusted the balance of the performance classification for the race weekend at the Norisring.
BMW gets more power for Race 1
A big beneficiary of the latest BoP round was the BMW camp around Schubert Motorsport and Walkenhorst Motorsport. After a disappointing qualifying on Saturday, the BMW M4 GT3 is allowed to run with 0.056 bar higher boost pressure. The Munich car manufacturer’s GT3 racer now has a maximum boost pressure of 2.765 bar.
More power is available in the high-speed range between 5,750 and 7,000 rpm. Marco Wittmann, Philip Ng, Esteban Muth and Sheldon van der Linde finished 14th, 16th, 19th and 22nd in qualifying on Saturday.
Three other vehicles were affected around the BoP. The Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II, Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo and Porsche 911 GT3 R must make weight before the start of the first DTM race at the Norisring.
Audi was the most affected by this. The R8 gains another ten kilograms and now weighs 1,345 kilograms. Ferrari and Porsche now drive five kilograms more. That is: 1,325 kilograms for the 488 and 1,280 kilograms for the 911.
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In qualifying, Abt-Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde was a nose ahead. He set the best time in the second group and lapped faster than Bernhard Porsche driver Thomas Breining who topped the first group.
Saturday’s DTM race at the Norisring starts as usual at 1:30 pm CEST and will be broadcast live on ProSieben. 2022 will be the seventh of 16 races.
DTM Norisring 2022: The new BoP at a glance
Mercedes-AMG GT3: 1.330 kg/2 x 35 mm (Restrictor)
Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II: 1.345 kg/2 x 37 mm (restrictor)
BMW M4 GT3: 1,310 kg/2,765 bar (increases pressure)
Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo: 1.325 kg/1.590 bar (boost pressure)
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo: 1.330 kg/2 x 41 mm (Restrictor)
Porsche 911 GT3 R: 1.280 kg/2 x 48 mm (restrictor)