As the 2022 FIA Motorsport Games fast approaches, Team Australia’s latest acquisitions in Aaron Cameron and Matt Campbell are both looking forward to representing the nation.
The two drivers were recently confirmed to join Team Australia for the Games, with Campbell to run in the GT Sprint event and Cameron to contest the TCR component.
The pair met for the first time at Sandown Raceway as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships, where Campbell was on hand to help Cameron reveal the livery he will run at the Games next month.
Bearing an Australian flag on the front bonnet, Cameron’s Peugeot 308 TCR will be decorated in the famous green and gold colours, with boxing kangaroos the feature on both back door panels.
With Cameron competing in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series’ penultimate round at Sandown on the weekend, the Victorian was thrilled to catch up with Campbell and unveil his livery.
“To be able to meet Matt and get our Team Australia vibes and connection going for the event was great,” Cameron said.
“Our main goal is to bring home some medals and to hopefully be out the front. The top ten is a minimum, but in reality for everyone, it's medals.
“I've been looking at who we've got going and obviously the line up for both cars and karts is really good. I'm still fresh out of karts, so I know the names and I know they've been doing some really good things in karting.
“I think we've got a really good team to go over there and bring home some medals.
“As for the livery, the Australian flag has to be on the car, which obviously we're fine with and when the Groves had the boxing kangaroo in previous years, I really loved it and I thought that's what I want to do. The livery is really cool and I think it came off just as I wanted it to."
For Campbell, seeing Cameron’s car got him excited for the international event which takes place at Circuit Paul Ricard – a track Campbell has had plenty of experience at.
“It’s coming round nice and quick and we’re obviously waiting to see the livery for the GTR, but standing out here with the car (Peugeot) behind us is exciting and it should be a really fun event,” Campbell said.
“The Porsche has always been a very competitive for a car in the GT World Challenge, so I think going there (Circuit Paul Ricard) will be quite an easy transition.
“We know the setup, we know the basics, and we should be able to hit the ground running. So I don't see why we can't get a good result.
“We look at the competitors and people involved now, and I think it should be really close and tough racing, but it should be a lot of fun and it would be really nice to be able to add to the collection.
“There are a lot of competitors coming over for Team Australia, including the Groves, who I have always competed against and now I am joining them, so it should be really a great event and it’s super exciting.”
The 2022 FIA Motorsport Games takes place at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on 26-30 October.