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Dan Cammish happy to cap off maiden BTCC campaign with ‘great’ double victory

Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish was happy to complete his first British Touring Car Championship season with a double victory and double 1-2 ahead of teammate Matt Neal.

Cammish, who wrapped up the Jack Sears Trophy title last time out at Silverstone, got past race one polesitter Brett Smith with a cutback at Clearways on the opening lap before controlling the pace for a Team Dynamics 1-2.

Post-race, Cammish received a 30-second time penalty for an adjudged false start, which was then appealed by the team and rescinded.

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That meant the double Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion started the second encounter from pole with maximum ballast, and went on to repeat his race one success with another 1-2.

He told TouringCars.Net that the season finale results were great for himself and his squad, and a positive way to cap off his maiden campaign.

“It was really good; a great day for myself and a great day for the team,” said Cammish.

“We’ve had a mega day. Race three didn’t quite go our way but that’s touring cars; it’s tough to have three out of three.

“Two out of three is just fine. We’ll build from here, it’s a great way to end the season.

“I’m hopeful we’ll start the new one just like it.”

Cammish also noted the potential shown by the new Honda Civic Type R FK8 in its debut season, and believes the team have built a “great building block” for next year with a strong package.

“We’ve showed some good speed, I should probably have had three poles had the dice have gone a different way,” he said.

“Matt had one – we’ve had wins and a fair few podiums between us – it’s a great building block.

“I think we’ll be very strong.”

After racing rear-wheel drive single seaters and Porsche Carrera Cup cars for the majority of his career, Cammish admits adapting to front-wheel drive this year has been a challenge, but he feels he has shown his potential.

“It’s been good; a learning curve that’s been up and down at times,” Cammish said.

“I’ve made mistakes – maybe some that I shouldn’t have made – and maybe some that I was always going to make being a rookie to touring cars.

“But on the whole I think I’ve showed what I can do. I only drove a front wheel drive car for the first time in my life in February.

“So we’ve had to come to most of this circuits – including this one – having never driven a front-wheel drive car around it.

“That takes some doing really, so I’m pretty happy with how I did and looking forward to next year.”


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