Van Gisbergen's new Bathurst co-driver revealed
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Kiwi Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen will be partnered by a youngster at the endurance events this season.
Matt Campbell, who partnered Todd Kelly at Nissan last season, will link up with van Gisbergen for the Pirtek Enduro Cup - a trophy the New Zealander won alongside Frenchman Alex Premat last year.
Campbell has been a standout in the Australian Carrera Cup Porsche series and has been on the radar of Red Bull Holden Racing for a while.
"We've been watching Matt for a while now and have been super impressed by his speed and maturity driving a range of different cars," Managing Director Roland Dane told Speedcafe.
"The chance to have such a great young talent driving with us this year was too tempting to pass up.
"Plus he was Shane's number one choice to share his Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore. We try to give our drivers what they ask for."
Campbell gets the most sought-after co-driver seat in the champion team alongside the reigning series champ.
"I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity with the championship-winning team," Campbell said.
"There is no doubt that it is going to be a big year, but after my debut in Supercars last year I do feel that I was able to gain the experience for what is required of me in this position.
"To be able to drive with the 2016 champ is pretty awesome."
- NZ Herald