Dan Cammish ‘hopeful’ of converting practice pace into strong qualifying

Dan Cammish ‘hopeful’ of converting practice pace into strong qualifying

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Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish is “hopeful” of a strong qualifying result after topping the timesheets in second practice of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

This year’s Jack Sears Trophy winner went fastest in second practice with a time of 1:31.000 in the first quarter of the session, a lap that was never bettered in the 40-minute session.

Cammish told TouringCars.Net he thought the fast and flowing layout of the 2.43-mile Grand Prix circuit would favour his Honda Civic Type R FK7.

“I thought it would go well around here – we hoped it would,” said Cammish. “It seems to have come out of the truck in a good place.

“We made a few small changes which should give us that little bit more, but everyone is going to get more now. It’s tight at the top, it always is.

“A couple of tenths either way and you’ll be hero or you’ll be zero. It’s going to be a tough qualy but we’ll see what we can do, Matt [Neal] is looking strong as well.

“I’m hopeful we can do a really good job. Anywhere in the top three, four or five will be a good opportunity to score points and end the season on a high.”

After having provisional pole stripped of him at the Kent circuit in his first BTCC qualifying session earlier this year – then scoring pole position at Knockhill in August – Cammish says it would be “great” to secure another.

“It’d be great to have a pole, another one,” he said. “I think we’ve got the ability in us and in the car.

“We’ll just have to see. What happened at the start of the year was a shame, it was a bit of a kick. But maybe we can right that today!”