Dan Cammish takes victory in thrilling rain-affected final Thruxton race

Dan Cammish takes victory in thrilling rain-affected final Thruxton race

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Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish took Team Dynamic’s first victory of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship campaign in a thrilling rain-affected final race at Thruxton.

Cammish started from the first row of the grid but initially dropped back at the start as the fast-starting BMW of Tom Oliphant leapfrogged him.

Oliphant only held second briefly however, as Cammish made the move around the outside at the Club chicane on the third lap.

He then set about pressurising reverse-grid polesitter Rob Collard who had led comfortably for over half the contest, but Collard forced drifted wide through the fast Church corner, compromising his exit and allowing Cammish alongside.

He would complete the move on the brakes for the Club chicane, taking a lead he would not relinquish to the chequered flag, eventually building a gap of nearly two seconds, surviving the final laps when the rain fell heavily and the pack struggled for grip on slicks.

Cammish’s Team Dynamic’s stablemate Matt Neal secured his second podium of the day in third position, while Adam Morgan – another double podium finisher today – capped off a successful Thruxton meeting with a strong fourth position.

Rounding out the top five was Jason Plato who enjoyed a storming drive from 13th on the grid ahead of race two winner Josh Cook in sixth position for BTC Racing.

Team BMW’s Tom Oliphant would finish seventh, while Tom Ingram’s Toyota won what was a fantastic battle for eighth position, fending off Ash Sutton and Andrew Jordan, with the latter completing the top ten.

Race one winner Sam Tordoff came home 11th ahead of AmD Tuning stablemate Jake Hill, while standings leader Colin Turkington was 13th.

Daniel Rowbottom added to his points tally in 14th while Ollie Jackson completed the top fifteen.

The result promotes Cammish up to third in the Drivers’ Championship, four points off second-placed Andrew Jordan and 34 points adrift of leader Colin Turkington.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 19:48.732 1:17.633 2
2 9 M Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1.974 1:17.642 1
3 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 4.670 1:17.854 4
4 33 I Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 5.444 1:17.676 5
5 11 M Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 6.239 1:17.252 13
6 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 6.585 1:17.453 6
7 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 7.814 1:17.792 3
8 80 M Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 15 8.513 1:17.508 8
9 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 15 8.996 1:17.321 11
10 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 15 9.428 1:17.598 7
11 600 I Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 15 9.516 1:17.868 10
12 24 I Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 10.122 1:18.057 15
13 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 10.368 1:17.854 9
14 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 13.177 1:17.735 20
15 48 I Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 15 13.857 1:18.185 18
16 303 I Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 14.617 1:18.208 17
17 22 I Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 15.516 1:18.009 21
18 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 15 15.831 1:18.048 19
19 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 15 16.137 1:18.229 22
20 18 M Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 15 18.315 1:17.530 29
21 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 15 22.077 1:18.159 24
22 3 I Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 15 22.409 1:17.881 12
23 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 15 25.307 1:18.242 16
24 37 I Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 15 27.089 1:18.561 23
25 777 I Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 15 27.933 1:18.693 25
26 4 I Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 15 41.974 1:19.361 28
27 8 I Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 47.026 1:19.714 26
28 41 I Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 13 2 Laps 1:18.975 30
R 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 7 DNF 1:18.829 27
NS 6 I Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 0 DNS N/A 14
BTCC points deficit after Round 21
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