Porsche GT3 graduate wins at Le Mans

Australian Matt Campbell has won the 86th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours in the GTE-Am class for Dempsey-Proton Racing.

The Queenslander is no stranger to the Shannons Nationals, after most recently winning Class B honours in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2014 before graduating to Carrera Cup Australia and Porsche Supercup.

Campbell was joined on the rostrum by teammates Christian Ried and fellow Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer, with the Frenchman becoming the youngest Le Mans class winner at just 18-years of age.

It was a double victory for Porsche across both GTE classes, with the GTE-Pro 911 RSRs also marking Porsche’s first win in either GTE class since 2013.

The win was a momentous occasion for the German marque who this year celebrate their 70th anniversary of sports cars.