Honda drivers keen to challenge for title after re-signing for 2019

Honda drivers keen to challenge for title after re-signing for 2019

Dan Cammish and Matt Neal
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Matt Neal and Dan Cammish are both gunning for the overall honours in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship season, after confirming their re-signing for the forthcoming campaign.

Cammish made his BTCC début in 2018, securing two victories at the final meeting of the season as Team Dynamics also scored a brace of 1-2 finishes to close out a development year with the new FK8 Civic.

Both drivers are keen to target overall glory in the coming season, with Neal entering into his 29th season of competing in the BTCC and Cammish into just his second season in touring cars.

“Getting to know the Honda Civic FK8 BTCC car in 2018 was a steep learning curve,” said Cammish. “I think I proved to the team throughout the season that I had the speed in me, it was just experience of this formula that I lacked.

“To finish the season on a high with back-to-back victories was amazing and to also win the Jack Sears Trophy was a highlight of my year.

“With all that experience under my belt I’m hoping to come back stronger this season and challenge for the overall title.”

Neal also secured two wins last year, including a notable double-points victory in the 60th anniversary ‘diamond double’ race at Snetterton, which was contested over twice the usual distance.

“Last year we got to understand the car really well and made some changes over the winter to make it even stronger,” said Neal, the 2005, 2006 and 2011 champion.

“I’m hungry to get my fourth BTCC title so I’ll be going all guns blazing with Dan to secure the Team and Manufacturer Championships first and then hopefully be in a position to take the drivers’ mantle.”

Team Dynamics will enjoy the support of Honda UK for a ninth consecutive season, whilst the outfit is entering into its 16th season campaigning the Japanese machinery.

“All of us at Honda are looking forward to the new BTCC season with a great deal of confidence,” said Dave Hodgetts, Honda UK Managing Director.

“None of our rivals can boast the three-time champion pedigree and experience of Matt Neal coupled with the talent and raw hunger of Dan Cammish, who delivered a strong performance in his first season.

“We are confident that both our drivers will be challenging for top honours this season.”