Campbell will therefore move away from the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2018 towards international GT competition. While Campbell’s exact racing programme is yet to be announced, Porsche’s Young Professional drivers contested several series in 2017, including the FIA World Endurance Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA SportsCar Championship.
Campbell and Norway’s Dennis Olsen will join current Porsche Young Professionals Matteo Cairoli from Italy and Frenchman Mathieu Jaminet in the top tier of the Junior Programme.
“I’m really looking forward to taking my career to the next step, moving from Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup into international GT racing as a Porsche Young Professional,” said Campbell.
“I’m really looking forward to next season. It will provide a tremendous opportunity for me and I couldn’t be happier to remain with Porsche in such a role.
“Porsche has provided amazing support thus far, from winning Carrera Cup Australia and the Junior Programme Shootout last year to racing in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and now, my progression to a Porsche Young Professional. I am extremely grateful and want to repay the faith of my supporters and Porsche.”
Other promotions include Thomas Preining from Austria making the step up from the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, where he will be supported as a Porsche Junior. Porsche Motorsport will also support Julien Andlauer as a new Porsche Junior. The Frenchman came through an international trial and will also race in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2018.
“All our young racing drivers have developed superbly in 2017. The one-make cups, in particular, have proven to be an outstanding springboard for the Porsche Juniors,” said Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.