Daniel Cammish demonstrated his driving talent in some challenging conditions to take victory in round three of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Silverstone.
The Leeds-based driver started the race from pole position, which was determined by championship positions after poor weather lead to the cancellation of qualifying earlier in the day. Luckily it stopped snowing and by the start of the race the track had dried to such an extent that racing on slick tyres was an option.
Dan got a great getaway from the rolling start grid and had amassed a five second lead by the end of lap two. From there he was able to control the race and manage the gap to second place Dino Zamparelli. The performance perfectly demonstrated his ambitions for career progression in front of the WEC and ELMS teams racing at Silverstone this weekend.
“It was definitely the right decision to go out on slicks,” said Dan. “The moment we went out of the pit lane I knew we had made the right choice. I was a bit worried before the start because the LMPs were throwing up a lot of spray but they were aiming for it to cool their tyres.”
“I got a great start and I just extended my lead quite rapidly, I think after two laps the gap was five and a bit seconds which I try to do and hope people I notice I can do that, it separates me apart from the other guys. From there it was a case of controlling it. The track evolved, it definitely dried but then it got a bit greasy again in the middle of the race. I think some of the back markers, who were running on wets, were dragging water back onto the line with them. It made it a bit tougher and it was a constant battle. The back markers came into play as usual but I did a good job and we won by six seconds. It was a great race.”
The grid for race two will again be determined by championship positions after round three. This means Dan will start the race from pole position. Race two takes place at 9:10 on Sunday morning.
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