Dan Cammish joins BTC Racing for Thruxton season opener

Dan Cammish has been revealed as a surprise late entry for this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship season opener at Thruxton, racing the BTC Racing Honda Civic recently vacated by Michael Crees.

Cammish, 32, had been set to miss out on this year’s BTCC after the withdrawal of Honda backing for Team Dynamics ending his three-year run in the championship.

Without any BTCC seats at the time, Cammish switched his attention back to the BTCC-supporting Porsche Carrera Cup GB, where he was the 2015 and 2016 champion.

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Now the eight-time BTCC race winner will extend his BTCC run for at least one more race meeting, being signed in a late guest entry deal by BTC Racing for this weekend’s meeting.

“We are absolutely elated to have Dan in the car and joining us for Thruxton,” said Team Principal Steve Dudman. “It’s not only fantastic news for BTC Racing but for the championship as a whole too.

“Anybody who has watched the BTCC over the last three years knows Dan’s quality, speed and tenacity.

“He was very unlucky not to have won the championship a couple of years ago; he’s a driver with incredible pedigree.

“When the third car became available so close to the opening weekend of the season, I wanted to ensure we had an experienced and highly successful driver joining us for Thruxton.

“I think we can safely say, Dan fits that particular bill perfectly and we cannot wait to work with him this weekend.”

The team is continuing to evaluate drivers for its third car, alongside Josh Cook and Jade Edwards, for the remainder of the season. An announcement by Dudman will be made ‘in due course’.

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