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Dominant Dan takes Brands Hatch double pole position
September 30th, 2017
Daniel Cammish put in a superb effort to secure a double pole position for the last two rounds of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season.
The Leeds-based driver put the disappointments of Silverstone behind him to set the two fastest times during the half hour qualifying session around the Kent speedbowl. The Nationwide Crash Repair/PPG Paint backed car was unstoppable, hitting the top of the times in the early stages of the session.
Having been fastest overall in the two free practice sessions on Friday Dan was confident of a good result, and with a chance of rain interrupting play, it was important to put in a fast lap straight away. He did exactly that, setting a time of 1 minute 27.586 around the historic 2.4-mile circuit. With a new set of tyres fitted he went even faster in the second half of the session, setting a new record pole time of 1:27.339, and pushing the top spot out of reach of the rest of the field.
“I’m really happy,” said Dan. “We had really good speed in testing and I knew we had a good car under us. I managed to deliver two really good laps. I think I got the best out of myself and out of the car and I think we had pole on the first set of tyres. That’s something I take great pride in, when you can do it early in the session and get that banker lap in.
“We improved again on the second set, the car was really hooked up and I was in a good place, and double pole position is the result. We have quite a margin, especially back towards my team-mates, so I’ve got to be pleased.”
Dan still has a mathematical chance of taking a third consecutive Porsche Carrera Cup GB title, making history in the process, however the odds are against him. He currently lies 32 points behind championship leader Charlie Eastwood and will need the Porsche scholar and Dino Zamparelli to suffer misfortune.
“The approach is to try and win,” added Dan. “We’ve got a fast car. There is not much I can do in the championship other than do the best job I can. It’s up to the guys behind to battle it our but hopefully there is a sting in the tail or a twist to come.”
Round 14 starts at 10:40 with round 15 broadcast live at 16:17 on ITV4.