HALFORDS Yuasa Racing’s Matt Neal and Dan Cammish are confident of repeating previous successes when they head to Oulton Park this weekend.
The Droitwich-based Team Dynamics duo are currently in the top ten of the British Touring Car Championship in the drivers’ standings, with Neal fifth and Cammish in eighth, and sit 32 points clear on top of the Teams’ Championship.
Cammish takes most confidence going into the sixth round, after taking a podium place in third at his home track in Croft – his third podium appearance of the season – and hopes the Oulton Park circuit will play to his strengths.
“I was pleased with another solid performance at Croft and ending up on the podium was an added bonus,” he said.
“But I felt had qualifying gone to plan we would have been pushing for podiums all weekend long.
“I’m looking forward to Oulton as it’s a track that suits my driving style, particularly in the high-speed, technical elements of the circuit.
“Qualifying is again going to be critical, so I’ll be working closely with Matt to extract the most we can from the car and hopefully continue to progress up the leader board.”
The two Honda Civic Type R drivers know that another strong performance can help leapfrog BMW into first place in the Manufacturers’ Championship approaching the half-way mark of the season.
Honda have taken seven race wins and several podium places in the past ten seasons at Oulton Park, including a full podium back in 2012.
Neal in particular is looking forward to returning to the Cheshire track, given his record of 11 podiums and four race wins there since 2009. He hopes to add to that track record after Sunday’s three races.
“I was happy with my race pace [at Croft] and particularly some of my overtakes and to come away with a decent points haul was great as it’s not a circuit we traditionally go well at,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to Oulton, I really like the track.
“It’s a fast flowing, old-school style circuit that is very unforgiving.
“I’ve personally gone well there over the years, so I’m hoping I can add to that tally.”