Meet Matt Campbell
Matt comes from a country town in Queensland Australia and has grown-up around racing. His Grandad Bill Campbell ran the local circuit Morgan Park Raceway and both Bill and Matt's auntie "TC" taught him how to drive and then how to race. Matt’s natural ability and dedication has taken him from club racing at his local track to a full-time professional racing driver in a few short years.
|2009||Started Racing, Queensland Super Sprint Series||-|
|2011||Queensland Formula Ford Championship||2nd|
|2012||Queensland Formula Ford Championship||1st|
|2013||Australian Formula Ford Championship||1st|
|2014||Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia (B Class)||1st|
|2015||Porsche Carrera Cup Australia||3rd|
|2016||Porsche Carrera Cup Australia||1st|
Matt Campbell is an Australian Racing Car Driver competing in the Australian Carrera Cup Championship. Matt grew up around racing, his Grandfather Bill Campbell ran the local circuit Morgan Park Raceway and both Bill and Matt’s auntie “TC” taught him how to drive and then how to race. Matt’s natural ability soon shone, and he was soon looking for new challenges.
At the age of just 16 was Queensland State Champion for Super Sprints, second in the Queensland Formula Ford Championship and holds the lap record at Sydney Motorsport Park for Historic Group Q Racing in an F2 ASP 330. In 2012 Matt won the Queensland Formula Ford Championship and went on to set more lap records, this time at his home circuit Morgan Park, again in the ASP330 he set the new record at 1:17.172 on the 3km circuit. Having already established a name for himself in Queensland Matt needed to move from State to National events.
Not to be outdone for the QLD Super Sprint State Championships he won again in 2013 and also set another new Lap Record during the year, this time in a Historic Tiga Sports 2000 for Historic Group R Sports. Moving into the National Formula Ford Matt finished 9th overall.
The 2014 year for Matt and his Matt Campbell Racing team was best described as “HUGE”. The decision was made to move from single seater racing into sedans, and Matt’s choice of racing was the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. Over the course of the year his talent was obvious to everyone, he won the B Class with one round to spare.
The final round at Phillip Island Matt was offered the drive of a Class A car and he pretty much trumped the whole field by being fastest in practice, qualifying and winning all of the races, and by at least a 10 second margin! He was the recipient of the Will Power Young Achiever of the year award, holds the Lap Record at Phillip Island for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and was also awarded the Pirelli 2014 Performer of the Year Award.
And to top it off was again the Queensland Super Sprint State Champion.
In 2015 Matt qualified the Imak Porsche 911 GT3R 12th at Bathurst for the 12 Hour race with an impressive 2:04.6446 and competed in the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup finishing 3rd in the Championship.
In 2016 Matt won the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship and as now racing in Europe as a Porsche 'Junior' factory driver.