Campbell scores first Supercup win

Sunday 9th July, 2017 - 8:42pm

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Campbell celebrates on the top step in Austria

Young Australian star Matt Campbell has taken his first Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race win in just his fourth start at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

It was the first win by an Australian in the Supercup since Alex Davison’s victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2002.

The defending Carrera Cup Australia champion and Porsche Junior Scholarship Programme holder, dominated the race from the opening lap after a perfect exit to Turn 1 allowed him to open up an early 0.4-sec gap.

Campbell controlled the race from the outset

Cheered on by fellow Aussie legend Mark Webber from his pit box, Campbell continue to extend his lead and was more than a second in the lead by the end of the fourth lap.

He settled down in mid-race to maintain a comfortable lead and then got back on the gas to extend his lead to 2.6-sec when English driver Mark Radcliffe beached his car to bring out a safety car on the 14th of the scheduled 16-lap journey.

Radcliffe’s car was quickly craned from the trap which allowed a one-lap dash to the chequered flag.

The Queenslander paced the field into the final lap and then accelerated away to win the race from championship leader Michael Ammermuller and Luxemborg’s Dylan Periera.

“I’m really happy. If I’m honest, I was a little relieved when I crossed the finish line. When you start from pole position you want to win. I managed to do this and I’m thrilled,” said Campbell.

The victory was even a little more special for Campbell with his mum Angela, aunt Teresa and grandmother Sharon watching on from the stands.

RESULTS: Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – Red Bull Ring

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time Gap Best lap
1 7 Matt Campbell (R) FACH AUTO TECH 16 25:44,247 1:32.326
2 1 Michael Ammermüller Lechner MSG Racing Team 16 25:44,803 00:00,556 1:32.316
3 24 Dylan Pereira Lechner Racing Middle East 16 25:45,197 00:00,950 1:32.296
4 28 Mattia Drudi (R) Dinamic Motorsport 16 25:46,076 00:01,829 1:32.382
5 4 Dennis Olsen (R) Walter Lechner Racing Team 16 25:46,948 00:02,701 1:32.400
6 5 Josh Webster (R) FACH AUTO TECH 16 25:47,341 00:03,094 1:32.340
7 11 Robert Lukas Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 16 25:47,758 00:03,511 1:32.763
8 2 Dan Cammish Lechner MSG Racing Team 16 25:47,966 00:03,719 1:32.355
9 18 Steven Palette Martinet by Almeras 16 25:49,042 00:04,795 1:32.837
10 19 Philip Morin (R) Martinet by Almeras 16 25:49,239 00:04,992 1:32.726
11 15 Zaid Ashkanani MRS GT-Racing 16 25:49,421 00:05,174 1:32.533
12 26 Tom Sharp IDL Racing 16 25:49,692 00:05,445 1:32.998
13 3 Ryan Cullen Walter Lechner Racing Team 16 25:50,342 00:06,095 1:32.874
14 12 Igor Walilko (R) Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 16 25:50,655 00:06,408 1:32.759
15 21 Paul Rees MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 16 25:51,109 00:06,862 1:33.093
16 25 Al Faisal Al Zubair (R) Lechner Racing Middle East 16 25:51,329 00:07,082 1:32.899
17 22 Nico Rindlisbacher (R) MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 16 25:51,592 00:07,345 1:32.868
18 14 Mikkel O. Pedersen (R) MRS GT-Racing 16 25:51,818 00:07,571 1:32.889
19 30 Sean Hudspeth Lechner MSG Racing Team 16 25:52,976 00:08,729 1:33.342
20 16 Roar Lindland (B) MRS Cup-Racing 16 25:53,176 00:08,929 1:33.257
21 23 Egidio Perfetti (B) MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 16 25:53,820 00:09,573 1:33.339
22 10 Piotr Parys (R) Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 16 25:53,975 00:09,728 1:32.987
23 9 Chris Bauer FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport 16 25:54,432 00:10,185 1:33.750
24 29 Daniele Di Amato Dinamic Motorsport 16 25:55,214 00:10,967 1:32.725
25 36 Wolf Nathan raceunion Huber Racing 16 25:56,646 00:12,399 1:33.433
26 17 Philipp Sager (B) MRS Cup-Racing 16 25:59,411 00:15,164 1:33.560
27 34 Giovanni Berton Dinamic Motorsport 16 26:00,153 00:15,906 1:33.529
28 20 Roland Berville (B) Martinet by Almeras 16 26:01,035 00:16,788 1:34.391
29 6 Glauco Solieri (B) FACH AUTO TECH 16 26:02,342 00:18,095 1:34.964
30 8 Santiago Creel FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport 16 26:02,806 00:18,559 1:35.309
31 37 Wolfgang Triller (B) raceunion Huber Racing 16 26:08,729 00:24,482 1:33.071
32 27 Mark Radcliffe (B) IDL Racing 12 19,14,503 DNF 1:34.169