Matt Campbell (racing driver)

Matt Campbell (born 17 February 1995) is an Australian racing car driver, specialising in sports car racing. He is a Porsche factory driver, having formerly been a junior then young professional. He is one of 3 factory drivers whose driver categorisation is gold alongside Sven Müller and Mathieu Jaminet. 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. He 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.

Matt Campbell
Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR Campbell Silverstone 2018.jpg
Campbell driving a Porsche 911 RSR in 2018
Nationality Australian
Born (1995-02-17) 17 February 1995 (age 26)
Warwick, Queensland
WEC career
Debut season2018–19
Current teamDempsey-Proton Racing
Car number77
Starts15
Wins5
Poles4
Fastest laps3
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

Racing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

When Campbell was 14, he got a Datsun 1200 coupe, he raced with that with the support of his mother. He then got some driver coaching and entered the Formula Ford championship.[1]

SupercarsEdit

Campbell made his Supercars debut for Nissan Motorsport in 2016, co-driving with Todd Kelly in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.[2][3] In 2017, Campbell joined defending champion Shane van Gisbergen at Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Sports carsEdit

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.[4]

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 resultsEdit

 
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 7 0 2 1 2 98.5 8th
2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup GPX Racing 4 0 0 0 2 65 2nd
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM Porsche GT Team 2 1 1 0 2 65 11th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Porsche 3 0 1 1 3 45 2nd
2021 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM WeatherTech Racing 1 1 0 0 1 350 6th*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Pfaff Motorsports 1 0 0 0 0 222 26th*

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

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014   Fiat Abarth Motorsport   Matt Cherry
  Luke Ellery
Fiat Abarth 500 F 10 28th 3rd
2015   Amac Motorsport   Andrew Macpherson
  Bradley Shiels
Porsche 997 GT3-R AA 41 DNF DNF
2016   Objective Racing   Warren Luff
  Tim Slade
  Tony Walls
McLaren 650S GT3 AA 49 DNF DNF
2017   Competition Motorsports   David Calvert-Jones
  Patrick Long
  Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 GT3 R APA 289 2nd 1st
2018   Competition Motorsports   David Calvert-Jones
  Patrick Long
  Alex Davison
Porsche 911 GT3 R APA 271 4th 2nd
2019   Earl Bamber Motorsport   Dennis Olsen
  Dirk Werner
Porsche 911 GT3 R APP 312 1st 1st
2020   Absolute Racing   Mathieu Jaminet
  Patrick Pilet
Porsche 911 GT3 R Pro 312 4th 4th

Supercars Championship resultsEdit

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 resultsEdit

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

Complete Porsche Supercup resultsEdit

(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 resultsEdit

(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
11
BHR
6
COA
5
SPA
2
LMS
2
BHR 8th 98.5
Notes
  • ^1 – All points earned by the team prior to the Shanghai round were nullified.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Christian Ried
  Julien Andlauer
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
335 25th 1st
2019   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Christian Ried
  Julien Andlauer
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
332 34th 4th
2020   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Christian Ried
  Riccardo Pera
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
339 25th 2nd

24 Hours of Dubai resultsEdit

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

24 Hours of Daytona resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2019   Park Place Motorsports   Patrick Long
  Patrick Lindsey
  Nick Boulle
Porsche 911 R GTD 560 23rd 7th

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

(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 12 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
2020 Porsche GT Team GTLM Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6 DAY
3
DAY SEB ELK VIR ATL MDO CLT PET
1
LGA SEB 11th 65
2021 Pfaff Motorsports GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
12
MDO
DET
26th* 222*
WeatherTech Racing GTLM Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6 SEB
1
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
LGA
LBH
VIR
PET
6th* 350*

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ENDURANCE: The Documentary about Porsche at the Two Toughest GT Races in the World". Porsche. 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Campbell confirmed for Nissan enduro seat". Speedcafe. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Matt Campbell to drive with Todd Kelly at Nissan Motorsports in 2016 enduro cup". Fox Sports. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Cafe Chat: Rising star Matt Campbell". Speedcafe. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.

External linksEdit

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
Jules Gounon
Jordan Pepper
Maxime Soulet