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Velocity Magazine can reveal today that Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell is set to race back in Australia next month as part of the Queensland Historic Car Clubs – Historic Queensland Event at Morgan Park Raceway, a place Campbell knows very well having grown up in Warwick and learnt to drive at the circuit.
Campbell has already had a hectic calendar so far this year with the Nürburgring 24hr last month and the 6hour at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and next weekend he heads to France for the Le Mans 24hour race. (Velocity will be there too so keep an eye on our website and Facebook Pages for updates)
Matt will be racing two very special cars at the event, firstly his own yellow Datsun named Daisy, but more importantly he’ll be driving the Formula 2 ASP owned by family friend the Late Frank Marshall – Marshall passed away earlier this year suddenly. Matt told Velocity “It will be a great honour to come back and drive Franks car especially in his honour, I’ve driven that car since I was 17 and it’s very special too me as it was to Frank!”.
“I’ll be back for only a few weeks, before heading back to my second home in Stuttgart Germany! It’s been a crazy busy start to the year so will be nice to come home for a few weeks”.
We asked Matt when was the last time he raced at Morgan Park Raceway, “I think mid to late 2016 which is really crazy to think about!”.
When asked how he was adjusting to life in Germany he told us, ” Things have been going well, I have now found a small place on my own which is nice. Still located around the Stuttgart area so its very handy to get around and out to the European Circuits I’m now racing at”. Part of Campbell’s working package with Porsche Germany is a Porsche car of course to use in Germany, but as a paid Porsche driver had had to get special permission to drive the two different make cars back here in Australia.
Morgan Park Raceway is just 1 hour and 40 minutes from Brisbane, its one of Australia’s best kept racing secrets, a great little 3.0km track and the Historic Event in July is the biggest car race meeting to take place there every year – check out the HRCC QLD Website HERE to see more and to get your tickets. The event gets underway on the 14th & 15th July with practice on the Friday.
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