Dan Cammish slashes points deficit on ‘very positive’ weekend

Dan Cammish slashes points deficit on ‘very positive’ weekend

Dan Cammish
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Honda’s Dan Cammish enjoyed a ‘very positive weekend’ in the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill, as he slashed the gap to the top of the drivers’ standings by 25 points.

Cammish was one of the form drivers of the weekend, qualifying his Honda in second on Saturday to put himself in a prime position in Scotland.

Despite slipping behind both Andrew Jordan and Tom Chilton at the start of race one, the Halfords Yuasa Racing driver fought back and reclaimed a podium position from Chilton after a few laps, going on to notch up his tenth podium of the season.

Race two saw further improvement for Cammish, who was on the soft tyre and managed to pass Knockhill expert Rory Butcher for second after six laps.

The 30-year-old then followed that up with sixth in race three to ensure he remained third in the drivers’ standings, closer than ever this year to the top of the table.

“[It was] a very positive weekend,” said Cammish, who has been consistently in the points all year and has finished every race so far.

“If you had told me we were going to come to Knockhill and cut the point deficit to our rivals by two thirds I wouldn’t have believed you.

“Qualifying second with the success weight we were carrying showed the performance we had. It was the right decision to use the medium tyre in race one.

“Taking second in race two set us up for a strong finish. And our rivals losing points was the icing on the cake.”

The Yorkshireman is looking forward to Silverstone, where he believes the Civic Type-R has the potential to perform strongly.

“Silverstone is a power circuit and we have the performance. Hopefully we can go there and do a good job.”