Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish was pleased to have followed up his race one victory in what he described as a “sensible” drive to secure a podium in the second British Touring Car Championship race at Silverstone.
The 2019 runner-up led the way on the opening lap from pole position, fending off the attack of Tom Ingram until the latter drew alongside heading down the Wellington straight, holding the outside line on the brakes into Brooklands before completing the move for the lead into Luffield.
Cammish then gave chase to the double Thruxton race winner but came under pressure himself from reigning champion Colin Turkington, ultimately relinquishing the spot around the halfway mark of the race.
A front-left puncture for Ingram then dropped him out of contention and promoted Cammish back up to second, and in turn, third in the standings as title rivals Ash Sutton and Rory Butcher also suffered poor results.
“Really solid [result] actually. I made a great start – wahey! That’s job one ticked off and then we went about getting our head down and seeing what we could do,” Cammish told ITV.
“Didn’t quite have the pace, Tom [Ingram] again showed the agility he has in the opening laps he just undercut me and it’s a line that I just don’t have enough front end to drive.
“It was a great move around the outside, we both respected each other. We raced hard but we raced fair, and it was a good move from him. Then we set about chasing him, and I think we had a bit more speed to be honest.
“I was kind of stuck though, he was fast enough in the right areas, doing all the right things as Tom would, experienced guy. Kind of lost out to Turks with a bit less weight and clearly a very fast car and driver.
“I was quite happy, I was thinking right third, that’s good points. Then obviously a bit of disappointment for Tom turns into a bit of a benefit for myself and Colin.
“A strong race, maybe not quite the ultimate pace we had in race one but we have chucked a fair bit more weight in it so I’m very happy.”
With maximum ballast aboard his Team Dynamics-run Honda Civic Type R, Cammish admitted he was struggling to “put the power to the road” as well as he was in the opening contest, but felt pleased to secure a “sensible” result.
“You’re looking at fractions, it’s that little bit of understeer you get on the exit, little bit less traction than you had in race one. You can’t put the power to the road and that’s where your time loss is.
“I thought it was sensible, obviously Tom with a good few kilos less and Colin with less than us so it was sensible and I’m really pleased to get another strong podium out of it and things are really starting to hot up.”
The final race of the day for the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone is scheduled to get underway at 17:24 BST.