Fellows: We'll Go for Pole

Corvette's Ron Fellows has responded to main rival Aston Martin's admission that they are not going to go for the GT1 pole position at the Le Mans 24 Hours - by saying that he will go for pole

Fellows: We'll Go for Pole

Chevrolet Corvette were four seconds off the pace of Aston Martin during last week's Test Day, however Fellows admitted that this was because they were sticking to the organisers guidelines that GT1 cars should not lap faster than 3m 55s.

Canadian Fellows told Autosport-Atlas: "If you give me the chance to do a qualifying lap around Le Mans with qualifying tyres and set-up and I will. I'd love to. The magic of Le Mans is that it is so fast.

"I'm not sure I believe Aston Martin. Last year Prodrive and Tomas Enge cracked off a great lap at the last minute for pole so it could happen again."

Fellows was also optimistic on Corvette's beating Aston in the race.

"I wouldn't bet against us," he added. "I was surprised that Aston Martin's went for it in test day but anybody would be doing well to keep up a 3m 55s per lap race pace. We reckon we can. But reliability is going to decide the race."

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