Due to a clash with his US racing commitments, Earl Bamber will be replaced by fellow Porsche factory driver Matt Campbell as co-driver to Andre Heimgartner at Kelly Grove Racing for this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.
Campbell made his Supercars debut with the team, partnering out-going co-team owner Todd Kelly in 2016 in a Nissan Altima before joining Triple Eight Race Engineering the next year to team with Shane van Gisbergen.
Winner of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia in 2016 and the Porsche Junior Shootout that same year, Campbell has taken class wins in many of the world’s leading races, including Le Mans.
Campbell achieved a major triumph in 2019 when he took victory in the Bathurst 12 Hour for Earl Bamber Motorsport.
Kelly Grove Racing co-team owner Stephen Grove is excited to welcome a replacement comparable to Bamber.
“Once it was confirmed Earl couldn’t make the event due to the conflict in his racing schedule, it was vital that we found somebody of a very high calibre to replace Earl, and we know we have that in Matt Campbell,” Grove said.
“We’re all very excited to have him come back and race with us at the Bathurst 1000.”
Campbell will join the team in mid-November for testing in preparation for the event.