Honda’s Dan Cammish described his Rockingham weekend in the British Touring Car Championship as ‘character building’ after taking home just two top ten finishes and being involved in a controversial incident.
Having missed out on pole on Saturday and qualified in third, Cammish made contact with Motorbase’s Sam Tordoff early on in race one, picking up damage and resulting in the end of Tordoff’s race.
Despite that, Cammish himself was able to continue and finish in fifth – his best result of the weekend. Changeable conditions in race two caught Cammish out and he finished in 21st, before he took tenth in race three after a fightback drive.
The Leeds racer was sorry to have made contact with Tordoff – for which he received two penalty points on his racing licence and received an official reprimand.
He was also fined £1,500 for a separate incident in which he made comment that “fell foul of the regulations” in a television interview.
Those incidents left Cammish, who is now 11th overall in the drivers’ championship standings, reflecting on his weekend as one in which he has to learn and move on.
“I think character building is a good way to sum the weekend up for me,” said the 29-year-old. “It’s clear to see that we had good pace in the car on Saturday and on another day we could have had pole and then would have avoided the incident at the start of race one, which just unfortunate.
“The field bunched up and I made contact with Sam [Tordoff], which was completely unintentional and the last thing I wanted to do.
“We carried some damage after that but managed to bring home some points in fifth place but the mixed conditions in race two didn’t favour us and I found myself on a damp part of the circuit fighting for position and it cost me.
“I feel I got the best I could from the car in race three and P21 to P10 was a good way to end what has been a tough meeting where we haven’t been able to pick up the results that our pace deserved.”