Matt Campbell Gives Porsche Penske Motorsport First WEC Pole Position

March 1, 2024

Fresh off victories in the 24 Hours at Daytona and Bathurst 12 Hours, Australian driver Matt Campbell put the No. 5 Porsche 963 on pole position in Qatar - a first in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) competition in the Hypercar era. Campbell's time of 1:39.347 gave Team Penske its 99th sports car pole. The No. 6 Porsche 963 qualified by Kevin Estre will start fifth tomorrow. 

Comments after Qualifying
Matt Campbell (No. 5 Porsche 963): “I’m really happy to say we got pole position for the No. 5 car and first for the Porsche 963 in the Hypercar class. It’s a fantastic start to the year and for sure very important for tomorrow's race in Qatar. Having track position, staying out front and managing strategy will be key. I’m very excited to get my first overall pole position in WEC."