SEAT León and Chevy Cruze pile on the weight for Monza

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The World Touring Car Championship heads to Monza for its next round which will see compensation weights come in to force for the first time this season.

Weights are calculated based on the best lap times of the two fastest cars of each model, with two times being taken from qualifying and two from the race. These times are then averaged with the calculation based on a three event rolling average.

With the second race at Marrakech run mostly behind the safety car the stewards took the decision to discard the lap times set in the race. This means the times are based on the first three races of the year resulting in the SEAT León TDI being identified as the reference model, receiving the largest weight penalty of 40kg.

The Chevrolet Cruze LT will be on the same weight as the SEAT while the BMW 320si will have no penalty.

The Chevrolet Lacetti will benefit the most from the weight changes after a deduction of 20kg .

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