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

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

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Cammish received a 30-second time penalty for an adjudged false start, which was then appealed by the team and rescinded.

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.”