Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish believes he capitalised on the chances he was given during race one of the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park.
The two-time Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion told TouringCars.Net he was pleased to convert solid pace in the wet yesterday into his first ever BTCC podium on a dry Donington Park National circuit.
“I’m really pleased,” said Cammish. “We had some good speed all day yesterday in the damp conditions and qualifying conditions maybe weren’t to our strengths but we still pulled it out the bag and managed to get a good slot.
“I made a great start I felt, I certainly gained and didn’t lose anything to anyone else. I managed to go around the outside at turn one, took my chances and popped out in third.
“And then I put quite a good move on Smiley into the chicane and then just set about Josh.”
Cammish then set his sights on maiden race-winner Josh Cook, but struggled to keep pace with the Vauxhall Astra over the race distance.
“The first few laps we were every bit a match to him and I thought ‘we’ve got a good chance here’ but we just ran out of steam a little bit. He just seemed to go a bit further.
“It got to the point where I realised right I’m not going to beat him on pace so I’ll settle into a nice rhythm and we had a really good gap to third. There was no danger there really it was a nice quiet race.
Cammish’s teammate, three-time BTCC champion Matt Neal, progressed from 17th to 6th in race one, highlighting the pace of the new-for-2018 Honda Civic Type R FK8.