Campbell wins Monza Supercup

Sunday 3rd September, 2017 - 8:19pm

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Matt Campbell has scored victory at Monza

Carrera Cup Australia champion Matt Campbell has scored a dominant victory at Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Monza in Italy.

It is the second race win of his Supercup career after victory earlier in the season at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

After starting from pole, the Queenslander got a great start to head to Zaid Ashkanani, Dennis Olsen and championship leader Michael Ammermuller into the Variante del Rettifilo first chicane.

However, behind Dylan Pereira and Daniele Di Amato came together and were left stranded on the side of the circuit; bringing out the Safety Car.

The race re-started on Lap #4 with Campbell backing the field up through the Variante Ascari, before charging off down the back straight.
His biggest ally was Ashkanani, who came under pressure from Olsen and Ammermuller. However, the UAE driver gapped the championship leaders and they soon became embroiled in their own battle.

All the time this allowed Campbell to pull a big lead, which he held through to the finish.

“I’m really pleased to have won this race,” said Campbell.

“After the first lap there was a brief safety car phase because a car went into the gravel. My restart went really well and that was the key to success.

“I managed to build on my lead and bring my win safely home.”

Campbell may have been cool at the head of the field, but the same can’t be said for others with the occasion of racing at Monza seeing a number of collisions and near misses.

Ammermuller was involved in a number of those incidents, including some contact with Olsen, which saw him drop back as far as 13th before clawing back to 10th at the finish.

That was just one place behind the man who came into the event sitting third in the points, Dan Cammish. He is now back to fourth with Campbell climbing to third thanks to his race win.

After sitting in third, Olsen slipped back to fifth closing the gap between he and Ammermuller at the head of the championship standings to just three points.

Campbell’s performance comes at a perfect time with his attention now switching to the Supercar endurance races at Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast where he will share the Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore of Shane van Gisbergen. Campbell will fly directly from Milan to Brisbane for testing at Queensland Raceway in the middle of the week.

His next Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race is the final twin-race event as part of the Mexican Grand Prix on the final weekend of October.

VIDEO: Drivers speak after the race

RESULTS: Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Race 9 : Monza 

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time Gap Best lap
1 7 Matt Campbell (R) FACH AUTO TECH 14 27:51,057 1:51.223
2 15 Zaid Ashkanani MRS GT-Racing 14 27:52,530 00:01,473 1:51.691
3 28 Mattia Drudi (R) Dinamic Motorsport 14 27:53,395 00:02,338 1:51.119
4 22 Jaap van Lagen MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 14 27:55,212 00:04,155 1:51.402
5 4 Dennis Olsen (R) Walter Lechner Racing Team 14 27:58,325 00:07,268 1:51.926
6 3 Ryan Cullen Walter Lechner Racing Team 14 28:01,990 00:10,933 1:51.949
7 11 Robert Lukas Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 14 28:02,558 00:11,501 1:52.058
8 41 Thomas Preining Konrad Motorsport 14 28:02,736 00:11,679 1:51.838
9 2 Dan Cammish Lechner MSG Racing Team 14 28:05,453 00:14,396 1:51.768
10 1 Michael Ammermüller Lechner MSG Racing Team 14 28:05,797 00:14,740 1:51.052
11 5 Josh Webster (R) FACH AUTO TECH 14 28:06,477 00:15,420 1:51.279
12 25 Al Faisal Al Zubair (R) Lechner Racing Middle East 14 28:11,681 00:20,624 1:52.131
13 23 Egidio Perfetti (B) MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 14 28:13,407 00:22,350 1:52.493
14 34 Gianmarco Quaresmini Dinamic Motorsport 14 28:13,787 00:22,730 1:51.890
15 14 Mikkel O. Pedersen (R) MRS GT-Racing 14 28:14,249 00:23,192 1:51.868
16 26 Tom Sharp IDL Racing 14 28:14,986 00:23,929 1:52.389
17 10 Piotr Parys (R) Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 14 28:16,333 00:25,276 1:52.384
18 18 Steven Palette Martinet by Almeras 14 28:16,650 00:25,593 1:51.659
19 19 Philip Morin (R) Martinet by Almeras 14 28:17,328 00:26,271 1:52.192
20 16 Roar Lindland (B) MRS Cup-Racing 14 28:17,695 00:26,638 1:52.286
21 40 Philipp Sager MRS GT-Racing 14 28:21,189 00:30,132 1:53.062
22 9 Chris Bauer FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport 14 28:22,815 00:31,758 1:52.303
23 27 Mark Radcliffe (B) IDL Racing 14 28:31,701 00:40,644 1:54.001
24 20 Roland Berville (B) Martinet by Almeras 14 28:32,292 00:41,235 1:53.049
25 6 Glauco Solieri (B) FACH AUTO TECH 14 28:34,709 00:43,652 1:53.040
26 17 Christof Langer (B) MRS Cup-Racing 14 28:35,817 00:44,760 1:53.450
27 8 Santiago Creel FÖRCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport 14 28:41,192 00:50,135 1:53.864
28 12 Igor Walilko (R) Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport 11 22:26,588 DNF 1:51.808
29 21 Paul Rees MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 7 15:06,105 DNC 1:52.392
30 29 Daniele Di Amato Dinamic Motorsport 0 0:00,000 DNC 0:00.000
31 24 Dylan Pereira Lechner Racing Middle East 0 0:00,000 DNC 0:00.000
STANDINGS
Pos No Driver Points
1 1 Michael Ammermüller 157
2 4 Dennis Olsen 154
3 7 Matt Campbell 111
4 2 Dan Cammish 108
5 11 Robert Lukas 95
6 24 Dylan Pereira 84
7 28 Mattia Drudi 82
8 15 Zaid Ashkanani 62
9 5 Josh Webster 62
10 29 Daniele Di Amato 43
11 19 Philip Morin 33
12 3 Ryan Cullen 27
13 18 Steven Palette 26
14 22 Nick Yelloly 23
15 14 Mikkel O. Pedersen 23
16 12 Igor Walilko 21
17 25 Al Faisal Al Zubair 19
18 21 Paul Rees 18
19 10 Piotr Parys 17
20 22 Jaap van Lagen 14
21 26 Tom Sharp 12
22 22 Nico Rindlisbacher 8
23 23 Egidio Perfetti 8
24 16 Roar Lindland 5
25 9 Chris Bauer 2
26 27 Mark Radcliffe 1
27 6 Glauco Solieri 0
28 20 Roland Berville 0
29 17 Christof Langer 0
30 8 Santiago Creel 0
31 17 Philipp Sager 0