Campbell and Jaminet just need to start Saturday’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale at Road Atlanta to secure the GTD Pro title as they hold a nearly insurmountable 265-point lead over the Corvette pair of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor.
It means the factory Porsche duo, who will be joined behind Petit by third driver Felipe Nasr, can aim for a sixth all-time win in 2022 without worrying about the championship once the 10-hour race gets underway.
The event takes on special significance for Pfaff as it will mark the last IMSA race of the current generation Porsche 911 GT3 R before her replaced by a new 911-based model in 992 form for the 2023 season.
“The moment we start the race, we’ll be eligible to earn points – and then we’ll have the championship in the bag,” Campbell said. – Of course, the situation could not be more perfect for the final at Road Atlanta. We don’t feel any pressure, we just want to enjoy the race.
“I really like Road Atlanta and I’ve won there in my class the last two years. Now I really want to continue this streak and get another win with our current Porsche 911 GT3 R.”
Campbell and Jaminet will also make their final IMSA starts in GT cars this weekend before joining Porsche’s assault on the top-class GTP rebrand in 2023 with the new 963 LMDh.
“Once we get off to a good start and have the title in our hands, we’ll hit the gas,” Jaminet said. “We are trying to take the top of the podium again. If we do, we will make IMSA history: no one has ever won six classes in one season before.
“In 2023, Matt and I will move to the new Porsche 963 from Porsche Penske Motorsport, but for now we would like to say goodbye to this fantastic Porsche 911 GT3 R.”
Porsche also still has a shot at winning the professional GTD division with Wright Motorsports pairing of Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heilen, who trail class leader Roman de Angelis by 57 points with 385 still to come.