Campbell wins yet again
MOTORSPORT: Matt Campbell has had three major wins so far in endurance racing in Europe this year.
Last weekend, he was a last-minute call up to race in the #911 Herberth Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 in the 24-hour race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
He raced in #911 with Daniel Allemann, Ralf Bohn and Alfred Renauer and the team won by three minutes.
The 24H Barcelona victory was Campbell's third major 24-hour race win this season but his first in outright first.
In his class wins at Le Mans (France) and Silverstone (UK) in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), he was in a team with German Christian Ried and Frenchman Julien Andlauer.
Mother Ange Campbell said her son was pretty excited about his season so far.
"Everything is progressing as he had hoped, he is the finishing driver for some races. Christian usually starts,” Ange said.
"I am a very proud mother.
"Matt always aims high and is enjoying his time with Porsche.”
Ange, her sister TC Campbell, Matt's grandmother Sharon Campbell and friends Darin and Linda Mandy, headed to Europe to watch the Warwick driver in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
"It was brilliant to watch, we saw more of Matt in Le Mans that we expected,” Ange said.
Due to other commitments, Campbell won't be back in Australia for any of the V8 Supercars endurance races this year.
"He is doing a lot of work for Porsche, his next major race will be in Japan in mid October,” Ange said.
Porsche Cars Australia communications manager Dan Jordan said Campbell's recent efforts in Europe - including his victories at Silverstone and Barcelona - continued to highlight why he was chosen as a Porsche-supported driver.
"He is racing against the world's best GT drivers and, by his performances in the car, is proving that he belongs at the pinnacle of sports car racing,” Jordan said.
"The ultimate goal for Matt in Porsche's driver development program is to become a Porsche works driver.
"He is only one step away from reaching this and, should he continue his impressive performances both in the FIA World Endurance Championship and in one-off events like Barcelona, one would hope he achieves this goal in the near future.”