Cammish in the mix as BTTC season draws to a close in tantalising finale - The Droitwich Standard

Cammish in the mix as BTTC season draws to a close in tantalising finale

Droitwich Editorial 11th Nov, 2020   0

IT IS all to play for at Brands Hatch this weekend as Dan Cammish pits himself in a five-driver battle for the British Touring Car Championship title.

The Honda racer, in tow with teammate and Team Dynamics director Matt Neal, will bid to overturn the deficit on all fronts.

Third-placed Cammish (284) currently finds himself 25 points behind Drivers’ Championship leader Colin Turkington (309) and narrowly trails Ashley Sutton (300) with 67 points up for grabs in the final three rounds on Sunday.

Honda (648) still have ground to make up on pace-setters (696) as far as the Manufacturers’ title is concerned, while in the Teams’ Championship, Halfords Yuasa Racing (446) look set to lose out to leaders Team BMW (513).

Memories of a dramatic final day of the 2019 season will no doubt still resonate with Cammish, after being denied the Drivers’ title when forced to retire in the final race – losing by an agonising margin of just two points to Turkington.

But for the 31-year-old, it is the trio of sixth-place finishes last time out at Snetterton that he is seeking to put right first and foremost.

“Snetterton was not what I had targeted,” he said.

“I had high hopes going into the weekend, but unfortunately a few guys who aren’t in the Championship fight hampered my progress – I don’t think I had a straight panel on my car by the end of the day.

“But it’s all still to play for, I love the Indy circuit at Brands and I’ll be giving it my all to win the Drivers Championship.”

As far as form at the Kent circuit goes, Halfords Yuasa Racing have plenty of history to use as encouragement, with 15 race victories in all on the track since 2010.

Those sentiments were echoed by veteran racer and three-time BTCC champion Neal, who is keen to aid Cammish in his hunt for the maiden Championship title that continues to elude him, while building on his own standing of 11th in the rankings.

“I go to the Brands Hatch circuit with little weight on the car, it is a circuit where we have been strong over the years,” said the 53-year-old.

“My role is definitely as wingman to Dan to try and get him that elusive first championship title.

“The circuit suits the car so I’ll be giving it my all to go out on a high at the end of the season.”

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