The list of the heaviest cars for Oschersleben remains the same as for the two previous events in Brands Hatch and Brno. For the WTCC Race of Germany, the BMW 320si, SEAT León TDI and Chevrolet Cruze cars will carry the maximum 40kg handicap weight once again.
The compensation weight was determined by the lap times set in Portugal, UK and Czech Republic. According to this calculation, the Chevrolet Cruze is now the reference car, one and two tenths of a second faster than the SEAT and BMW respectively.
The Chevrolet Lacetti cars will again have 20kg deducted from their minimum weight as well as the BMW 320si equipped with the 6-speed sequential gearbox.
Because of Colin Turkington’s strong performance at Brands Hatch and Brno, the old BMW cars will carry 10kg of compensation weight in Oschersleben, meaning that they will be 20 kilos heavier than they were in Czech Republic.
Compensation weight Oschersleben
+ 40 kg BMW 320si, SEAT León TDI, Chevrolet Cruze LT
+ 10 kg BMW 320si (old model)
– 20 kg BMW 320si (with sequential gearbox), Chevrolet Lacetti
The Chevrolet Cruze emerged as the reference car for the compensation weight
O’YOUNG SHINES IN SEPANG 12 HOURS
WTCC regular Darryl O’Young has made full use of the season’s summer break to achieve a brilliant result in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race which was held last Sunday at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
Sharing an Audi R8 LMS car with former Le Mans winners Frank Biela and Marco Werner, O’Young impressed, first by clocking the team’s fastest qualifying time and then helping the Audi Racing Experience Team Joest clinching second place on their Asian debut from fourth on the grid.