Matt Campbell returns to Porsche Penske Motorsport (PPM) in 2024,
driving the No. 5 Porsche LMDh in the FIA World Endurance Championship
(WEC), alongside co-drivers Michael Christensen and Frederic Makowiecki.
Campbell will transition back to WEC racing after competing last season
in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with veteran racer
Campbell contested his debut season in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2017. It marked Campbell's first year where he competed in European motorsport. Before 2017, Campbell, a native of Warwick (Queensland), Australia, raced single-seaters and contested the national Porsche one-make cups in his homeland.
Beginning in 2018, Campbell raced three WEC seasons for Dempsey Proton Racing. The team won the GTE-Am class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019. Following a WEC GTE-Am class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2019, Campbell was named a Porsche works driver
Campbell made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut during the 2019 season. Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R, Campbell competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona, and also made starts in series races at Lime Rock and Road America. He earned his first IMSA class victory with a GTD win in 2019 at Road America.
In 2020, Campbell raced in the IMSA season-opening 24 Hours of Daytona and the Petit Le Mans season finale at Road Atlanta. He was part of the GTLM pole-winning effort at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the class-winning finish at Petit Le Mans to close out the season.
Campbell competed in seven races during the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. He produced three GTLM class victories in his seven starts, driving a Porsche 911 RSR-19 for WeatherTech Racing.
In his first full season competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022, Campbell produced four class victories on his way to claiming the GTD Pro (GTDP) class championship while racing a Porsche 911 GT3 R for Pfaff Motorsports. Paired with current PPM teammate Mathieu Jaminet, Campbell scored class victories at Daytona, Laguna Seca, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Lime Rock en route to the GTDP title. The performance earned Campbell the opportunity to compete in the No. 7 Porsche 963, with Nasr, in 2023.
Campbell's 2023 season began by claiming the outside pole position in qualifying for the 24 Hours of Daytona, the first race in the GTP era in IMSA. Campbell and Nasr earned their first podium result of the season at Long Beach finishing third in a 1-3 finish for PPM. The No. 7 Porsche broke through at Road America, where Campbell and Nasr led wire-to-wire to score the first IMSA victory for the PPM duo. Campbell followed it up with a second-place finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as PPM swept the top two positions in the race. Campbell closed the season ranked fourth in the final drivers' standings.
In 2024, Campbell hopes to make the most of his WEC experience as PPM aims to compete for race wins and a strong finish in the standings during the team's sophomore series season.