2016 Carrera Cup Champion, Matt Campbell has been confirmed by the Red Bull Holden Racing team to partner reigning Supercars Champion, Shane van Gisbergen in the 2017 PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
Campbell will share the racing duties of the No 97 Holden Commodore VF this year including the legendary Bathurst 1000, an event the team has already won a total of 6 times.
“I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity with the championship-winning team,” said Campbell. “There is no doubt that it is going to be a big year, but after my debut in Supercars last year I do feel that I was able to gain the experience for what is required of me in this position. To be able to drive with the 2016 champ is pretty awesome."
Campbell made his Supercars debut last year at the three endurance events and impressed the field, especially Red Bull Holden boss, Ronald Dane, who has faith that the 21-year-old ticks all the boxes when it comes to co-driving with van Gisbergen.
“We've been watching Matt for a while now and have been super impressed by his speed and maturity driving a range of different cars, “said Dane. “The chance to have such a great young talent driving with us this year was too tempting to pass up. Plus he was Shane’s number one choice to share his Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore. We try to give our drivers what they ask for.”
Campbell will co-drive van Gisbergen’s Holden Commodore VF at the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600 for 2017 and the 2016 Supercars champion is thrilled with the news…
“Last year you could see that in every race Matt was fast and consistent, and that’s what you want,” added van Gisbergen. “The enduros pretty much set up the championship. To have someone who is fast and doesn’t make mistakes is a no-brainer, especially when so many points are riding on it.”