Dan Cammish is hopeful of converting his strong practice pace in the British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park into pole position, describing the Cheshire circuit as “notoriously difficult to overtake.”
Cammish was second in opening practice this morning before improving to top the following session, albeit with a slower time due to increasing track temperatures resulting in a slower track.
He told TouringCars.Net he is eager to secure pole position at Oulton Park as he feels previous attempts “got away” from him after displaying strong form in practice.
“My aim is to try to put the car on the front row and go from there. Oulton [Park] is notoriously difficult to overtake. If you’re going to put it at the front, this is the place to do it.
“Because the chances are you’re going to stay there. I’ve got a fast car, I think the driver is half decent as well! So let’s see if we can do the job finally.
“We had fastest FP2 at Thruxton, fastest FP2 at Croft, now fastest FP2 at Oulton. The previous two just got away from us – Croft got away from everyone – Thruxton I was P2 and had a few issues.
“So I’m hoping this time I can deliver and grab pole.”
With the track temperature increasing by some 15 degrees in between first and second practice, Cammish believed the changes made were a “step in the right direction,” but that the heat skewed the results in terms of one-lap pace.
“It was a step in the right direction, but it’s just so hot. Sam [Tordoff] was a further three tenths back, I don’t think that’s us going slower as such I think it’s just the temperature and track conditions,” Cammish explained.
“I was surprised to be P1 but ultimately the track wasn’t as quick as it was earlier, and all you can do is race the conditions.
“We’ll maybe make a small change for qualifying and fire up the driver a bit!”
Qualifying at Oulton Park is scheduled to get underway at 15:20, with a half-hour session determining the starting order for race one tomorrow [30 June].