Honda’s Dan Cammish is expecting to gain a ‘home advantage’ when the British Touring Car Championship hits Croft this weekend for the fifth event of the 2018 season.
Leeds-based Cammish will be taking on the North Yorkshire circuit in front-wheel drive machinery for the first time, and he is hoping to be able to adapt quickly to the challenge.
The 29-year-old has endured a mixed start to life in the BTCC, taking podiums at Donington Park and Thruxton and points at Oulton Park before a puncture halted his progress in race three.
“Racing a touring car around Croft is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” said Cammish. “It’s great to finally be in the main game, the main show.
“Croft is a great circuit and I’ve gone well there in the past. I’ve never driven this car there before, so I’ll only have two practice sessions to try to figure out how to become a front wheel-drive master there!
“Hopefully we can do a very good job for the home crowd, and I see no reason why we can’t pick up some very good points.”
Cammish has won at Croft five times before in other series, taking two wins in 2015 in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and a trio of wins in Formula Ford in 2013 when he went on to win every race he contested that year.
But with Cammish yet to claim a first BTCC win, he hopes to be able to use a home advantage to be able to fight for victory this weekend.
“This is a very steep learning curve for me, but I’ve been in the mix at every race so let’s see what comes.
“I’ll give it absolutely everything to make sure that I get the best out of myself and the car and that everybody has a great day out.
“There’s a bit of home advantage before, and you do get a real kick out of knowing that the crowd’s behind you. Being in Yorkshire, I’m sure I’ll have a fair few supporters and I’m really looking forward to it.”