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Porsche given performance break ahead of 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche's 911 RSR has been handed a performance break ahead of today's Le Mans 24 Hours.

The Porsche will run eight kilogrammes lighter than in practice and qualifying after a late change in the GTE Pro Balance of Performance.

The change comes after the two factory-run Porsches ended up seventh and 12th in class after qualifying for the double-points round of the World Endurance Championship.

Michael Christensen's best time for Porsche was a 3m51.847s, which was a little over a second slower than the pole-winning Aston Martin.

The two Porsches will now run at a 1250kg minimum weight.

#92 Porsche 911 RSR: Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre, Dirk Werner, Le Mans 2017

There have been no other changes to the BoP for the race, but Chevrolet's Corvette C7.R was given a smaller-diameter air-restrictor after the pre-race Le Mans test.

Last year, there was a wave of changes in the Le Mans BoP ahead of the race after Ford and Ferrari dominated in qualifying.

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