Campbell to start fifth in Monaco Supercup

Matt Campbell through the swimming pool section in Monte Carlo

Australia’s Matt Campbell will start the Monaco Porsche Supercup race from fifth after being unable to get a clear lap around the twists and turns of Monte Carlo.

Michael Ammermüller took the pole ahead of Dennis Olsen, who like Campbell, is a Porsche Junior racer in the series.

With 28 drivers fighting for the best times, the qualifying session featured numerous yellow flags. Olsen set a quick time early, before the German nudged him from the top of the time sheets late in the session.

The 22-year-old Campbell from Warwick in Queensland was left somewhat disappointed despite this being his debut in the Principality.

“I encountered traffic on the track, plus I made a couple of very small mistakes,” said Campbell.

“Still, I can’t be too unhappy with fifth and I’m excited to see what the race on Sunday brings.”

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup celebrates a very special anniversary in Monaco: For the last 25 years, the one-make race series has been contested in Monaco as support to Formula 1. In 1993, Mika Häkkinen won the Porsche race in Monte Carlo as a VIP guest driver.

The race on Sunday gets underway at 1745 AEST.

Qualifying : Porsche Supercup –  Monte Carlo

Pos Driver Team Country Time
1 Michael Ammermüller Lechner MSG Racing Team Germany 1:34.305
2 Dennis Olsen Walter Lechner Racing Team Norway 1:34.824
3 Daniel Cammish Lechner MSG Racing Team Great Britain 1:34.983
4 Zaid Ashkanani MRS GT-Racing Kuwait 1:35.024
5 Matt Campbell Fach Auto Tech Australia 1:35.086
6 Daniele die Amato Dinamic Motorsport Italy 1:35.139
7 Robert Lukas Olimp Racing Poland 1:35.197
8 Josh Webster Fach Auto Tech Great Britain 1:35.452

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