Two former Carrera Cup Australia Series winners Jaxon Evans and Matt Campbell will share a car in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The well-credentialed drivers will share the #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19 with German Christian Ried in the Pro-Am class.
Campbell has driven with the German operation alongside Ried the last two years and for a third straight year they will have a new co-driver as they are joined by New Zealander Evans.
While Campbell has won several Pro-Am races in the World Endurance Championship, including a class victory the Le Mans 24 Hours, Evans is very much a newbie to the championship.
Evans made his WEC debut in the final round last season at Bahrain when he replaced Campbell, because the Aussie was competing in the final round of the GT World Challenge Europe series for Porsche.
The 2021 driver line-up was announced on the Proton Competition social media channels.
“It is official guys, Jaxon Evans and Matt Campbell will team up with Christian Ried during the 2021 WEC season behind the steering wheel of Dempsey Proton Racing car #77,” the statement read.
Evans told Auto Action late last year that his dream is to compete in the top-tier of World Endurance Championship now known as LMDh.
The Kiwi is elated to make another step closer to reaching that goal.
“Extremely happy to announce that I will join Dempsey Proton Racing for the 2021 FIA WEC season,” Evans said on social media.
(I) Can’t wait to team up with Christian Ried and best mate Matt Campbell. A dream come true!”
Evans and Campbell are good mates having raced against each other in Australia and have since shared a flat in Europe over the past several years.
Their careers have also taken a very similar route to this point, Aussie Campbell won the Australian Carrera Cup Series title in 2016 with Evans following suit two years later.
Both then moved to Europe competing in the Porsche Supercup successfully, both took wins in the incredibly competitive Porsche Supercup series before moving into the World Endurance Championship with the Dempsey Proton team.
The opening round of WEC does take place until May 1, with the first race set to be run at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
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