Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish is hoping he can end his maiden British Touring Car Championship “on a high” after securing a front row start for race one at Brands Hatch.
Cammish set the pace in FP2 and was on provisional pole for the majority of the session, before being edged out by Eurotech Racing’s Brett Smith late in the session by 0.043s.
He told TouringCars.Net he felt he could have scored pole position if he wasn’t held up in traffic, but is positive of solid results heading into the triple-header of races.
“It was a good session, we topped FP2, we did a great job. On another day, I think we would have had pole there,” said Cammish.
“I think we just got a little bit held up when it mattered – these things happen – I’m still starting at the front, I’m second, and I’ve got a really good chance tomorrow to have a great day.
“We’ll be pushing hard. It’s a bit of a Honda front few but there’s me and Matt [Neal] and there’s Brett [Smith] and Jack [Goff], so we’ll give it our best.
“There’s nothing like an inter-team rivalry!”
As both Cammish and teammate Matt Neal are out of title contention, and Halfords Yuasa Racing sit 76 points adrift of Team BMW in the Teams championship, Cammish says the focus tomorrow is podiums and race wins.
“To be honest I think we’re a little bit out of touch now in terms of trying to beat BMW, I think that ship has sailed,” he said.
“For us now we want to end on a high. We want to end with podiums, we want to end with race wins.
“We’ve had good speed at times, we’ve been unlucky at times like everybody has down the paddock but if we can end well here we can start 2019 as we mean to go on.”
With Honda Civics occupying the top five positions in qualifying, Cammish notes that the fast and flowing layout of the GP circuit certainly suits the car, particularly his new-for-2018 FK8.
“We have a good bit of aero, we’re good over the bumps. I think all the drivers love it here,” he said.
“But it certainly seemed to suit the Hondas today, and I can’t wait to get going tomorrow now.”