Campbell to start on third row in Hungary

Saturday 29th July, 2017 - 9:09pm

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Matt Campbell will start from fifth at the Hungaroring

Matt Campbell will start from fifth on the grid for the sixth round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Hungaroring outside Budapest.

Pole position went to series leader Michael Ammermuller (Germany) ahead of Lechner team-mates Dan Cammish (UK) and Dennis Olsen (Norway), Robert Lukas (Poland) was in fourth.

The defending Australian Carrera Cup champion was 16th in the only practice on Friday. He went out early in qualifying and was third after the initial run behind Cammish and Mattia Drudi.

With just two sets of fresh Michelin tyres for all competitors, Campbell sat in the pits through the midway point of the 30-minute session.

On his second set of tyres he jumped to second on the timing screens, just 0.09s off Cammish’s time.

The Queenslander then set the fastest first sector time, but lost out over the following two sectors. He had used the best of the fresh tyres by this point and was unable to improve.

Ammermueller then sprung to the top of the times with a 1:46.926, with Olsen and Lukas also moving ahead of Campbell on 1:47.290.

“The vehicle’s balance wasn’t optimal,” said Campbell.

“It felt much better than in free practice, but we have to work on a few things before the race.

“Basically, I really like this track and I’m looking forward to the race.”

The 22-year-old sits fourth in the points standings behind Ammermuller, Olsen and Cammish; who is just a single point ahead of the Australian.

The race will be run at 1930 AEST on Sunday evening.

QUALFIYING: Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Hungaroring 

Pos No Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 1 Michael Ammermüller Lechner MSG Racing Team 1:46,926 9
2 2 Dan Cammish Lechner MSG Racing Team 1:47,107 + 0,181 10
3 4 Dennis Olsen (R) Walter Lechner Racing Team 1:47,192 + 0,266 10
4 11 Robert Lukas Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 1:47,268 + 0,342 6
5 7 Matt Campbell (R) FACH AUTO TECH 1:47,290 + 0,364 10
6 28 Mattia Drudi (R) Dinamic Motorsport 1:47,462 + 0,536 10
7 41 Thomas Preining Konrad Motorsport 1:47,518 + 0,592 11
8 5 Josh Webster (R) FACH AUTO TECH 1:47,563 + 0,637 8
9 24 Dylan Pereira Lechner Racing Middle East 1:47,655 + 0,729 9
10 10 Piotr Parys (R) Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 1:47,776 + 0,850 8
11 16 Roar Lindland (B) MRS Cup-Racing 1:47,901 + 0,975 8
12 25 Al Faisal Al Zubair (R) Lechner Racing Middle East 1:47,915 + 0,989 10
13 15 Zaid Ashkanani MRS GT-Racing 1:47,916 + 0,990 11
14 3 Ryan Cullen Walter Lechner Racing Team 1:48,009 + 1,083 14
15 22 Nico Rindlisbacher (R) MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 1:48,083 + 1,157 11
16 18 Steven Palette Martinet by Almeras 1:48,109 + 1,183 8
17 29 Daniele Di Amato Dinamic Motorsport 1:48,111 + 1,185 11
18 21 Paul Rees MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 1:48,308 + 1,382 12
19 12 Igor Walilko (R) Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 1:48,473 + 1,547 11
20 19 Philip Morin (R) Martinet by Almeras 1:48,477 + 1,551 8
21 9 Chris Bauer FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport 1:48,497 + 1,571 10
22 30 Sean Hudspeth Lechner MSG Racing Team 1:48,847 + 1,921 8
23 23 Egidio Perfetti (B) MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 1:49,136 + 2,210 11
24 26 Tom Sharp IDL Racing 1:49,353 + 2,427 11
25 14 Mikkel O. Pedersen (R) MRS GT-Racing 1:49,446 + 2,520 6
26 20 Roland Berville (B) Martinet by Almeras 1:49,872 + 2,946 12
27 6 Glauco Solieri (B) FACH AUTO TECH 1:50,201 + 3,275 12
28 8 Santiago Creel FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport 1:50,234 + 3,308 13
29 17 Christof Langer (B) MRS Cup-Racing 1:50,300 + 3,374 12
30 27 Mark Radcliffe (B) IDL Racing 1:51,245 + 4,319 11
All results and standings are unofficial