Melo warns of Porsche threat
|By Jamie O'Leary||Friday, May 6th 2011, 17:16 GMT|
Jaime Melo has warned of the threat posed by the Porsche teams in the Spa 1000km, despite the Brazilian putting his AF Corse Ferrari on pole position in the GTE Pro category.
Melo took pole in the car he shares with Toni Vilander by more less than two tenths of a second, and headed an all-Ferrari top three with Rob Bell (JMW) and Giancarlo Fisichella (AF Corse) next up.
The best of the Porsches was the Felbermayr car of Marc Lieb/Richard Lietz in fourth, while the next-best 997 RSR was the Patrick Pilet/Wolf Henzler car in eighth.
However, the former Le Mans class winner believes that the German cars will give away nothing in race pace to its Ferrari rivals.
"They're always there, especially in the race. They always have a good strategy," said Melo.
"We just need to try to enjoy our speed in the corners, especially in sectors two and three and try to make the gap, to be consistent."
Further evidence of the Porsche's pace was proven as Nicolas Armindo took pole for the GTE Am class in the second IMSA car.