Corvette ready for hardest GT1 fight

Corvette Racing have said that they are expecting this year's battle for GT1 honours at Le Mans to be the toughest ever

Corvette ready for hardest GT1 fight

The American squad have won their class five times since 2000, but they believe that they will have to raise their game if they want to secure a fourth consecutive success.

Team boss Doug Fehan told autosport.com: "This could be the greatest GT1 race in the history of Le Mans, there is no question that this is the toughest field.

"If you are not prepared to go full throttle from the start, and keep it through the 24 hours then you do not have a plan to win."

The GT1 battle has effectively been a straight fight between the two works Corvettes and the two works Aston Martins for the past two years, but Fehan is expecting a different kind of fight this year.

"Racing with Prodrive (Aston Martin) has been like having two guys in a ring together, but now we have this ancillary field surrounding us," added Fehan.

Oliver Gavin believes that the field is more competitive because the level of the teams in the class has improved.

"It is more competitive this year because there are more Aston Martins and they are run by good teams," he told autosport.com.

"Also, it's taken a long time for someone like Oreca to pick up the Saleen. They are an exceptional team, and I see them being as much of a challenge as Aston Martin."

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