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Matt Campbell is well and truly ready for the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring at the 24.38km Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, last weekend he finished 4th in class with the Dempsey-Proton team after setting pole in qualifying. “We ran well and topped the charts in practice and qualifying our downfall came during the race when I jumped into the car it had developed fuel pressure issues which dropped us down a few laps” said Campbell after the race.
The German circuit, nicknamed by Jackie Stewart the ‘Green Hell after its menacing 24 plus kilometres with more than 70 corners. Racing and winning on the Nordschleife has always been very special for racing drivers, because the track is one of the most demanding in the world. Tricky corners, treacherous crests, steep inclines and gradients and constantly changing road surfaces demand great skill from the driver and put vehicles to a hard test.
“After racing at Spa last weekend for the first WEC round, this weekend sees me at Nurburgring for what is probably the most challenging race event in the world – the Nurburgring 24 Hour,” said Campbell.
“I’ve raced at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife several times now, most recently with the Frikadelli Racing Team in the VLN qualifying races leading into the 24 Hour race. Here you get a taste of what to expect for the 24-hour race so I feel we’re well prepared.
“The Nurburgring 24 Hour is one of those events you dream of doing and to be racing among the eight-strong 911 GT3 R line-up is unbelievable. The GT3 R is an awesome race car on any track, but to drive it at Nordschleife at one of the most gruelling races of the season is absolutely a career highlight.” (via www.carreracup.com.au)
Campbell will join Lance David Arnold, Alexander Müller and fellow Porsche factory racer Wolf Henzler in the Frikadelli Racing 911 GT3 R – Number #30 Porsche will be the one to watch, there are 29 “SP9 class for GT3” cars out of a total of 150 in the field for this years running.
Like we did for the Spa 6Hour we will have voice updates from Matt when time permits over the course of the event, keep an eye on our page for these updates. Photo: Frikadelli Racing Facebook Page