Campbell to race World Endurance Championship

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Saturday 10th February, 2018 - 10:07am

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Matt Campbell has been named as one of Dempsey-Proton Racing’s drivers in the LMGTE Am class of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The release of the entry list at the WEC season launch revealed that Campbell is set to drive one of the German outfit’s two Porsche 911 RSRs for the ‘super season’, which includes both the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The drive comes after the Queenslander was elevated to Porsche Young Professional status for 2018.

He will be joined by fellow Young Professional Matteo Cairoli at Dempsey-Proton, with the Italian the only driver named so far in the sister car.

The news comes off the back of Campbell’s drive in the 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, in which he finished fourth outright and second in Pro-Am class with Competition Motorsports.

The 22-year-old has also been confirmed as a starter in a 911 GT3-R in May’s Nurburbring 24 Hours.

Also on the WEC entry list are 10 LMP1 cars, headed up by the pair of hybrid Toyotas.

Organisers also confirmed that the 6 Hours of Fuji will move forward a week to avoid a clash with the United States Grand Prix, allowing Fernando Alonso to race at Toyota’s home track.

Entry list: 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship

Num Team Car Driver Driver Driver Class
1 Rebellion Racing** Rebellion R13 – Gibson André Lotterer (DEU) TBA TBA LMP1
3 Rebellion Racing** Rebellion R13 – Gibson Thomas Laurent (FRA) TBA TBA LMP1
4 Bykolles Racing Team ENSO CLM P1/01 – Nismo Oliver Webb (GBR) TBA TBA LMP1
5 CEFC TRSM Racing** Ginetta G60-LT-P1 – Mecachrome Charles Robertson (GBR) TBA TBA LMP1
6 CEFC TRSM Racing** Ginetta G60-LT-P1 – Mecachrome Oliver Rowland (GBR) TBA TBA LMP1
7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid Mike Conway (GBR) Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Jose Maria Lopez (ARG) LMP1
8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid Sébastien Buemi (CHE) Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) Fernando Alonso (ESP) LMP1
10 Dragonspeed* BR Engineering BR1 – Gibson Henrik Hedman (SWE) Ben Hanley (GBR) Renger Van der Zande (NLD) LMP1
11 SMP Racing** BR Engineering BR1 – AER Mikhail Aleshin (RUS) TBA TBA LMP1
17 SMP Racing ** BR Engineering BR1 – AER Vitaly Petrov (RUS) TBA TBA LMP1
28 TDS Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson François Perrodo (FRA) Matthieu Vaxiviere (FRA) Loïc Duval (FRA) LMP2
29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217 – Gibson Frits Van Eerd (NLD) Giedo Van Der Garde (NLD) Jan Lammers (NLD) LMP2
31 Dragonspeed Oreca 07 – Gibson Roberto Gonzalez (MEX) TBA TBA LMP2
36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 – Gibson Nicolas Lapierre (FRA) André Negrão (BRA) Pierre Thiriet (FRA) LMP2
37 Jackie Chan DC Racing** Oreca 07 – Gibson Jazeman Jaafar (MYS) TBA TBA LMP2
38 Jackie Chan DC Racing** Oreca 07 – Gibson Ho-Pin Tung (NLD) TBA TBA LMP2
50 Larbre Competition Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Erwin Creed (FRA) Romano Ricci (FRA) Fernando Rees (CAN) LMP2
51 AF Corse** Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA) James Calado (GBR) LMGTE Pro
66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT Stefan Mücke (DEU) Olivier Pla (FRA) LMGTE Pro
67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT Andy Priaulx (GBR) Harry Tincknell (GBR) LMGTE Pro
71 AF Corse** Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Davide Rigon (ITA) Sam Bird (GBR) LMGTE Pro
81 BMW Team Mtek BMW M8 GTE Martin Tomczyk (DEU) Nicky Catsburg (NLD) Philipp Eng (AUT) LMGTE Pro
82 BMW Team Mtek BMW M8 GTE Augusto Farfus (BRA) Antonio Felix Da Costa (PRT) Alexander Sims (GBR) LMGTE Pro
91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Richard Lietz (AUT) Gianmaria Bruni (ITA) LMGTE Pro
92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR Michael Christensen (DNK) Kevin Estre (FRA) LMGTE Pro
95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR Marco Sørensen (DNK) Nicki Thiim (DNK) LMGTE Pro
97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR Alexander Lynn (GBR) Maxime Martin (BEL) LMGTE Pro
54 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE Thomas Flohr (CHE) Francesco Castellacci (ITA) Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) LMGTE Am
56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR Jörg Bergmeister (DEU) Patrick Lindsey (USA) Egidio Perfetti (NOR) LMGTE Am
61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Weng Sun Mok (MYS) Keita Sawa (JPN) Matthew Griffin (IRL) LMGTE Am
70 MR Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Ishikawa Motoaki (JPN) Olivier Beretta (MCO) Edward Cheever (ITA) LMGTE Am
77 Dempsey-Proton Racing** Porsche 911 RSR Matteo Cairoli (ITA) TBA TBA LMGTE Am
86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR Michael Wainwright (GBR) TBA TBA LMGTE Am
88 Dempsey-Proton Racing** Porsche 911 RSR Matt Campbell (AUS) TBA TBA LMGTE Am
90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage Salih Yoluc (TUR) Euan Alers-Hankey (IRL) Charles Eastwood (GBR) LMGTE Am
98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) Pedro Lamy (PRT) Mathias Lauda (AUT) LMGTE Am

* Subject to a temporary dispensation as per article 10.9.1 f)
** Entry under article 3.3.3 b)

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