This weekend is the 88th running of the Le mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France, in 2018 Velocity Magazine attended the race when, at the time a Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell and the Dempsey-Proton team won the GTE-AM class.
This weekend Matt re-joins the same winning team with Christian Ried and now partnered with Riccardo Pera as a fully fledged Porsche Factory Driver.
Velocity Magazine recieved Matt Campbells audio message as he arrived in Le Mans yesterday, have alisten to what he said to us here:
“Le Mans is held this year under different conditions, but I’m happy that we can drive there at all. It is and remains the biggest event of the year. Christian Ried and I won our class in 2018 – now I’m eager to repeat that with Riccardo Pera. We finished the previous WEC race at Spa-Francorchamps on the second podium step. We now want to take a big step forward in the championship with a success at Le Mans,” said Matt in a recent Porsche Media release.
Sadly the grandstands will be empty this weekend as the race will be staged behind closed doors, but the cars are ready in France and have made their first foray onto the track for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans official photo.
“Qualifying is tonight Thursday, then the top 6 of each class go in to a hyper pole on Friday”, Matt told Velocity Magazine.
The schedule (all times CEST- ADD 8 Hours for AEST)
Thursday, 17 September
10:00 am – 01:00 pm: Free practice
02:00 pm – 05:00 pm: Free practice
05:15 pm – 06:00 pm: Qualifying
08:00 pm – midnight: Free practice
Friday, 18 September
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Free practice
11:30 am – 12:00 am: Hyperpole
Saturday, 19 September
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Warm-up
02:30 pm: Start of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sunday, 20 September
02:30 pm: Finish of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans
MainPhoto: Porsche Motorsport Australia
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