Dan Cammish: ‘Maiden podium makes me more motivated to claim first win’

Dan Cammish: ‘Maiden podium makes me more motivated to claim first win’

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Dan Cammish believes Halfords Yuasa Racing are in a good position to challenge for victory at this weekends British Touring Car Championship meeting at Thruxton.

The new-for-2018 Honda Civic Type R FK8 took a maiden podium finish in the hands of the multiple Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion last time out at Donington Park, finishing runner-up to Josh Cook’s Vauxhall Astra in the opening contest.

Team-mate Matt Neal has previously indicated the car would enjoy stronger showings at circuits with less reliance on straight-line speed, and more emphasis on aerodynamic performance.

In theory, the 2.4 mile Hampshire circuit plays to those characteristics, giving Cammish confidence that he can translate the cars pace in testing at the same venue into his first BTCC career win.

“I am relishing the chance to race at Thruxton, not least because it is one of the few circuits on the calendar I have already driven the Civic Type R,” explained Cammish.

“Even during pre-season testing I was able to set competitive lap times, which gives me huge confidence for this weekend’s race.

“I think the circuit characteristics really suit the Civic Type R; we have less drag, more aero and a very stable car in high-speed corners, which is everything you need to win at Thruxton.

“It was fantastic to be celebrating a podium finish so early on in my BTCC career – it just makes me more motivated to take the ‘next step’ and top of the rostrum.”