Campbell to start fifth in Monaco Supercup
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
|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|