Matt Campbell (racing driver)

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Matt Campbell
Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR Campbell Silverstone 2018.jpg
Campbell driving a Porsche 911 RSR in 2018
NationalityAustralia Australian
Born (1995-02-17) 17 February 1995 (age 24)
Warwick, Queensland
WEC career
Debut season2018–19
Current teamDempsey-Proton Racing
Car number77
Starts11
Wins5
Poles2
Fastest laps2
Best finish2nd in 2018-19
Previous series
2019
2017
2017
2016-17
2015-16
2014-15
2014
2012-13
2011-12
Intercontinental GT Challenge
Porsche Supercup
Carrera Cup Germany
Supercars
Carrera Cup Australia
Australian GT Championship
Porsche GT3 Challenge Aus
Australian Formula Ford
Queensland Formula Ford
Championship titles
2016
2012
Carrera Cup Australia
Queensland Formula Ford

Matt Campbell (born 17 February 1995) is an Australian racing car driver, specialising in sports car racing. Campbell won the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia driving for McElrea Racing. Campbell moved to Germany in 2017 and was third in the 2017 Porsche Supercup. Campbell is currently driving for Dempsey-Proton Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMGTE Am class driving a Porsche 911 RSR and has taken three victories including at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. Campbell also won the 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R for Earl Bamber Motorsport.

Racing career[edit]

Supercars[edit]

Campbell made his Supercars debut for Nissan Motorsport in 2016, co-driving with Todd Kelly in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.[1][2] In 2017, Campbell joined defending champion Shane van Gisbergen at Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Sports cars[edit]

In 2014, Campbell competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia. He moved up to the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship in 2015, finishing third in the series, and then won the 2016 series.[3]

In 2017, he drove for Fach Auto Tech in the Porsche Supercup, finishing third overall. This led to a drive for Dempsey-Proton Racing in the LMGTE Am class of the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship. He won the class at the second round of the series, the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving with Christian Ried and Julien Andlauer. The same driver combination also took victory in the third round, the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Career results[edit]

Campbell won the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia series driving for McElrea Racing
Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 Queensland Formula Ford Championship Greg Fahey Motorsport 12 0 1 1 6 147 2nd
Queensland Race Car Series 7 0 0 2 4 94 3rd
2012 Queensland Formula Ford Championship Greg Fahey Motorsport 12 9 4 11 12 241 1st
New South Wales Formula Ford Championship 3 0 0 1 3 77 15th
Australian Formula Ford Championship Synergy Motorsport 9 0 0 0 0 41 12th
2013 Australian Formula Ford Championship Synergy Motorsport 22 0 0 1 0 67 11th
Queensland Sports Sedan and Invited Championship 2 0 0 0 0 18 20th
Queensland Historic Touring Car Championship 4 0 0 1 0 47 19th
2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia McElrea Racing 18 3 1 3 5 325 4th
Australian GT Championship - GT Trophy class HHH Racing 6 0 0 0 1 236 8th
Queensland Historic Touring Car Championship 8 0 0 1 1 103 10th
2015 Australian Carrera Cup Championship McElrea Racing 22 6 2 5 10 860 3rd
Australian GT Championship - GT Trophy class HHH Racing 4 0 0 1 0 3 51st
Queensland Historic Touring Car Championship 6 0 0 0 0 60 13th
2016 Australian Carrera Cup Championship McElrea Racing 24 14 7 8 18 1204.5 1st
International V8 Supercars Championship Nissan Motorsport Australia 4 0 0 1 0 324 43rd
Queensland Historic Touring Car Championship 5 0 0 0 0 23 20th
2017 Porsche Supercup Fach Auto Tech 11 4 5 1 5 151 3rd
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 2 1 1 1 2 - N/A
Supercars Championship Triple Eight Race Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 591 30th
Pirtek Enduro Cup 4 0 0 0 0 591 4th
2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Am Dempsey-Proton Racing 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
Intercontinental GT Challenge Porsche 1 0 0 0 0 12 18th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am Dempsey-Proton Racing 8 5 2 2 3 110 2nd
2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Rowe Racing 5 0 0 0 0 22 12th
Blancpain GT World Challenge America Wright Motorsports 8 0 1 1 0 46 14th
Blancpain GT World Challenge America - Pro-Am 8 0 2 4 7 111 7th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD 1 0 0 1 0 85 30th
Park Place Motorsports 1 0 0 0 0
Pfaff Motorsports 1 1 0 0 1
Intercontinental GT Challenge Porsche 5 1 0 0 2 52 7th
ADAC GT Masters Frikadelli Racing Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
SSR Performance 2 0 0 0 0
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Am Dempsey-Proton Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am Dempsey-Proton Racing 3 0 0 0 0 21 7th*

As Campbell was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points. * Season still in progress.

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 Australia Fiat Abarth Motorsport Australia Matt Cherry
Australia Luke Ellery
Fiat Abarth 500 F 10 28th 3rd
2015 Australia Amac Motorsport Australia Andrew Macpherson
Australia Bradley Shiels
Porsche 997 GT3-R AA 41 DNF DNF
2016 Australia Objective Racing Australia Warren Luff
Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tony Walls
McLaren 650S GT3 AA 49 DNF DNF
2017 United States Competition Motorsports Australia David Calvert-Jones
United States Patrick Long
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 GT3 R APA 289 2nd 1st
2018 United States Competition Motorsports Australia David Calvert-Jones
United States Patrick Long
Australia Alex Davison
Porsche 911 GT3 R APA 271 4th 2nd
2019 New Zealand Earl Bamber Motorsport Norway Dennis Olsen
Germany Dirk Werner
Porsche 911 GT3 R APP 312 1st 1st

Supercars Championship results[edit]

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos. Pts
2016 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PHI
R6
PHI
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10

PO
WIN
R11

PO
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
QR

21
SAN
R20

7
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

8
SUR
R23

21
PUK
R24
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SYD
R28
SYD
R29
43rd 324
2017 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
PHI
R5
PHI
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
WIN
R9
WIN
R10
HID
R11
HID
R12
TOW
R13
TOW
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
SMP
R17
SMP
R18
SAN
QR

25
SAN
R19

15
BAT
R20

5
SUR
R21

4
SUR
R22

3
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
NEW
R25
NEW
R26
30th 591

Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Lap
2016 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia Todd Kelly DNF 157
2017 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 5th 161

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
2017 Fach Auto Tech CAT
5
CAT
3
MON
5
RBR
1
SIL
7
HUN
16
SPA
6
SPA
5
MNZ
1
MEX
1
MEX
1
3rd 151

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Pts
2018–19 Dempsey-Proton Racing LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SPA
4
LMS
1
SIL
1
FUJ
DSQ
SHA
1
SEB
1
SPA
1
LMS
2
2nd 1101
2019–20 Dempsey-Proton Racing LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
5
FUJ
5
SHA
10
BHR
SÃO
SEB
SPA
LMS
7th* 21*
Notes
  • ^1 – All points earned by the team prior to the Shanghai round were nullified.
  • * Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing Germany Christian Ried
France Julien Andlauer
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
335 25th 1st
2019 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing Germany Christian Ried
France Julien Andlauer
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
332 34th 4th

24 Hours of Dubai results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018 Switzerland Fach Auto Tech Germany Jens Richter
France Julien Andlauer
Austria Thomas Preining
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 991-PRO 585 14th 1st

24 Hours of Daytona results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2019 United States Park Place Motorsports United States Patrick Long
United States Patrick Lindsey
United States Nick Boulle
Porsche 911 R GTD 560 24th 8th

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2019 Park Place Motorsports GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
7
SEB MDO DET WGL MOS 30th 85
Wright Motorsports LIM
5
Pfaff Motorsports ELK
1
VIR LGA PET

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campbell confirmed for Nissan enduro seat". Speedcafe. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Matt Campbell to drive with Todd Kelly at Nissan Motorsports in 2016 enduro cup". Fox Sports. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Cafe Chat: Rising star Matt Campbell". Speedcafe. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nick Foster
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
David Wall
Preceded by
Robin Frijns
Stuart Leonard
Dries Vanthoor
Winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour
2019
With: Dennis Olsen & Dirk Werner
Succeeded by
Incumbent