FAST: Warwick driver Matt Campbell on the way to a win in the 24 Hour Barcelona endurance race this year.
FAST: Warwick driver Matt Campbell on the way to a win in the 24 Hour Barcelona endurance race this year. Porsche

Electrical problems cost Warwick driver dearly in Asia

MOTORSPORT: Warwick driver Matt Campbell has missed the chance of another win in the FIA World Endurance Championships in the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan at the weekend.

Campbell was the fastest driver at the time his car had electrical problems in an event where each car has three drivers.

The team lost 25 laps for the repair work but still finished the six-hour race.

Andy McElrea organised Campbell's first team racing through McElrea Racing in Australia and said the star of the Warwick driver was still on the rise.

"The way he is driving is fabulous. It is unbelievable that he has won three international 24-hour races in his first year in the series,” McElrea said.

"He might be out of sight and out of mind but he isn't forgotten in Australian motorsport circles.”

Campbell races in the Dempsey Proton Competition car as he continue to impress in a Porsche.

Due to his commitments in Europe and Asia, Campbell did not compete in this year's enduro series in Australia like he did last year in combination with Shane van Gisbergen.

His next FIA WEC race is the Four Hours of Shanghai in China on November 17.