Warwick driver Matt Campbell with the Ice Break Porsche at the Bathurst 12 Hour.
Warwick driver Matt Campbell with the Ice Break Porsche at the Bathurst 12 Hour. McElrea Racing

Warwick driver and team in with shot for Bathurst podium

UPDATE: 11.15am: Matt Campbell could be on the podium at Bathurst this afternoon if current placings are maintained in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

 American-based driver Patrick Long is still in the driver's seat as the Competition Motorsports Ice Break Porsche team, which includes Campbell, has moved up to third place.

 Long is  behind current V8 champion Shane van Gisbergen and another Bathurst legend Craig Lowndes who are currently driving their team cars. Long is more than eight seconds behind van Gisbergen.

 None of the four drivers in any team can be in a car for more than four hours in the 12 Hour race so there are plenty more twists and turns to go with more than five hours remaining. 

It was confirmed last month that Campbell will team with van Gisbergen in the Red Bull team for the enduro series in the V8 this year.

 

UPDATE: 10.40am: Porsche works driver Patrick Long from America is at the wheel as the Competition Motorsports Ice Break Porsche team holds 6th place nearing the half-way mark of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

 Warwick driver Matt Campbell is in the Ice Break team of four contested the greatest endurance race in Australia and one of the most famous in the world.

 Long has taken over as driver from a Porsche works driver from Germany, Marc Lieb.

EARLIER: After one third of the Bathurst 12 Hour, the Competition Motorsports Ice Break team which includes Warwick driver Matt Campbell is in sixth place.

Overseas driver Marc Lieb is currently in the driver's seat. 

Todd Kelly is driving for the race leading Nissan Motorsport team.

EARLY MORNING: Warwick driver Matt Campbell's team is 11th in a field of 51 after two hours in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race this morning.

Campbell is in the Competition Motorsports Ice Break Porsche GT3R team with co-drivers David Calvert-Jones, Patrick Long and Marc Lieb.

The safety car was on track early with two cars out of the race within the first two hours.

The Ice Break Porsche team were in the top three during the first hour of the race but positions can change dramatically with fuel stops and driver changes. They have one of the fastest laps, two minutes, 03.873 seconds.

There are a lot of big motorsport names in front of Campbell's car like Lowndes, van Gisbergen, Winterbottom, Tander, Whincup and Mostert.

The leading car after two hours was a Nissan Motorsport entry including Todd Kelly who co-drove with Campbell in this year's enduro series.

Each of the four drivers has to have a turn behind the wheel but no one can drive more than four hours.

Campbell is the only Australian-based driver in the team, two are based in America and one in Germany. Calvert-Jones is car owner and an Australian living in America.

McElrea Racing is running the Ice Break Porsche car this weekend.



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