Matt Campbell confirmed for FIA Motorsport Games alongside Stephen and Brenton Grove

Porsche works driver joins Australian father-son pairing in GT endurance category

Matt Campbell is the latest driver selected to represent Team Australia for the upcoming FIA Motorsport Games.

The 2016 Australian Carrera Cup champion will compete in GT Sprint at the famous Paul Ricard Circuit in October, hoping to add a gold medal to his already impressive resume.

The Porsche works driver will join Stephen Grove and Brenton Grove, who compete in the GT Endurance category, TCR representative Aaron Cameron and karting youngsters Aiva Anagnostiadis and Peter Bouzinelos on Team Australia.

Ahead of his appearance at the FIA ​​Motorsport Games, Campbell was looking forward to the new challenge.

“I’m looking forward to my first FIA Motorsport Games appearance later this year with Team Australia and joining Brenton and Steve in the GT component,” said Campbell.

“It should be a lot of fun as it’s the first time we’ve raced with the Groves after they’ve competed for many years.”

The Queenslander has been racing for more than a decade and has long been a part of the Porsche motorsport pyramid, having joined in 2014 via the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia (formerly known as the GT3 Cup Challenge).

His big break came in 2016 when he won the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship and was invited to take part in Porsche’s prestigious Global Junior Shootout.

As the first driver to win the Southern Hemisphere shootout, Campbell secured a position as a Porsche works driver and has since competed in many GT events around the world.

The highlights of his international career so far include an absolute third place in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2017 and an absolute second place in both the LMGTE Am class of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship 2018/2019 and in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup 2020 – the former including a class win at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.

This year, Campbell is chasing the IMSA Sportscar Championship title in the United States alongside long-time teammate Mathieu Jaminet of France, with the duo leading the standings going into the final round.

His impressive form was rewarded earlier this year when he was named as the core driver in the hypercar Porsche Penske Motorsport 963, which will compete in both the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA.

With such a strong record in GT racing, Team Australia captain Stephen Grove was confident Campbell would do well at the games.

“I’ve known Matt for a long time and have seen firsthand his exceptional vehicle control and racing ability,” said Stephen.

“He will not only bring invaluable experience to GT racing, but will be a huge asset to Team Australia as a whole.”

Brenton shared his father’s opinion of the talented Queenslander and was excited to compete alongside him.

“We were always keen to organize a ride together so we had to jump at it when the opportunity arose,” Brenton added.

“It’s exciting that he’s continuing his relationship with Grove Racing in a car he’s more familiar with. We’re doing everything we can to try and get another medal for Australia.”

Eugene Arocca, CEO of Motorsport Australia, was delighted to welcome Campbell to the team.

“Congratulations to Matt on being selected as the newest representative for Team Australia at the FIA ​​Motorsport Games,” said Arocca.

“Having a driver of Matt’s caliber join the team is a huge boost to our campaign at this year’s FIA Motorsport Games and I have no doubt that his addition will have a positive impact.

“As a personality with a successful racing history, Matt brings a wealth of experience in GT racing and we wish him well in his quest for gold in France.”

The FIA ​​​​Motorsport Games will take place at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France from October 28th to 30th.

For more Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia news and content, please visit the Porsche Motorsport Australia social pages: Instagram – @PorscheMotorsportAU / Twitter – @PorscheMspAU /

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