Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish said he is “incredibly proud” of his achievements throughout the 2020 British Touring Car Championship season, and was especially pleased to come away as the best of the front-wheel drive machinery.
The 2019 runner-up enjoyed a strong showing in the 2020 season finale in mixed conditions across a dramatic day at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, storming from fourth on the grid to claim victory in the opening encounter and propel himself back into title contention.
He followed the race one win up with a podium in the second encounter, before charging to fourth from 11th position on the grid in wet conditions in the final contest, and ultimately ending up just two points adrift of runner-up Colin Turkington in the title standings.
Cammish admitted he felt “very content” with his 2020 campaign and believes he has “got everything out of” his FK8 Honda Civic Type R en route to third in the standings.
“I’m going away from here with my head held high and incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved this year. To be third overall is a great result, the level of talent on this grid and also the teams in this championship it gets better and better all the time,” said Cammish.
“To be best front-wheel drive for the second year running is something I’m very proud of because as far as I’m concerned I have no idea what Ash [Sutton] and Colin [Turkington] are driving but I know what the likes of Butcher and Ingram are, it’s definitely comparable.
“To come away as ‘best of the rest’ as it were, I’m very proud of that. I thought we’ve been mega today, in fact I think we’ve been really good all season. Everyone has got their story to tell – I know that from last year – everyone can say ‘if only this, if only that.’
“To be honest I think 99 per cent of the time we got everything out of it and I’m very proud of that fact. I really am going away from here very content.”
Cammish continued to note that he and many others had outscored their 2019 campaigns despite having one less round this time around, which he believes shows “just how competitive” the 2020 season has been.
“It’s a fantastic result, it really is. It’s so close, I don’t know how Alan [Gow] does it, but he manages to get us all here at the end and he always keeps it so close and it’s all to play for,” he said.
“Last year was a shame because I got so close and this year I think I only finished two behind Colin and I think everyone’s points are actually beyond what we scored last year despite one round less which kind of shows you just how competitive and how fast and how well everyone is doing this campaign.
“To score more points than we did last year with a whole round missing, that’s some going. As Colin just said, to do nine events with all the troubles that everyone has faced is amazing and testament to the BTCC.
“I hope everyone out there has enjoyed it and I can’t wait to welcome everyone back next season.”