Queenslander Matt Campbell has been confirmed as a starter for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour.
The Porsche Young Professional driver will be partnered with Matteo Cairoli at Dempsey-Proton Racing in a Porsche 911 RSR in the LM GTE Am class.
Campbell wrote on his Facebook page that racing at Le Mans has long been a childhood dream.
“So excited to announce my further plans for season 2018,” he wrote.
“I will be joining Team Proton Competition in the new Porsche RSR in both the FIA WEC for the new super-season… and European Le Mans Series.
“Going to be a massive year with lots to learn and plenty of excitement, especially making my debut at the Le Mans 24hr. Can’t wait.”
The 2018 Le Mans 24 Hour will be the second round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship’s recently launched super-season, with the season to conclude at next year’s Le Mans 24 Hour.
Prior to Le Mans, Campbell will acquaint himself with his new team at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May, with further WEC rounds including Silverstone, Fuji and Shanghai.
Published: 12 February, 2018