It has been announced that the privateer, non-hybrid LMP1 competitors are set to receive a performance boost ahead of the Six Hours of the Circuit of The Americas to bring them closer to the factory LMP1 outfits. The FIA Endurance Committee has decided to allow Rebellion Racing and Team ByKolles to use a higher maximum petrol fuel flow and a higher petrol energy, as well as granting an increase in fuel capacity compared to the figures they had previously released for the COTA event. Last time out at the Nurburgring the quickest non-hybrid was still more than 5 seconds off the pace of the Porsche and Audi LMP1 entries, so fingers crossed these new changes can help bunch the field slightly closer together. At this point it is unclear whether the FIA will see fit to extend this gesture to the final three rounds of the championship. The WEC will be back in action in a week's time in Austin, Texas for the Six Hours of the Circuit of The Americas, so stick and stay with RaceDepartment.com for all the coverage of Austin.