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Cammish heads to Donington Park on championship high
April 10th, 2017
Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship leader Daniel Cammish will be looking to extend his advantage as the series heads to Donington Park for rounds three and four.
Dan scored a near perfect weekend last time out at Brands Hatch, taking two pole positions and two wins on his way to the championship lead in his Nationwide Crash Repair/PPG backed machine. He was denied the fastest lap in race two, however with no points being awarded in 2017 for pole position or fastest lap, there was no need for the race winner to over extend himself.
While the racing was very close at the short Kent circuit, it is anticipated that the gaps will grow marginally around the longer, more open Donington Park circuit. The championship will return to the 1.957-mile, ten-turn track for the first time since 2014, which was also the last time that Dan raced on the Leicestershire track.
“I’m looking forward to going to Donington,” said Dan. “It has been a good few years since I was last there, it was in British GT and I think we had the fastest lap in GT4. I’ve always liked the circuit, I get on pretty well with it and I think it suits me as a driver. It will be difficult racing the Porsche, but I like to think we can mount a challenge.”
The double champion benefited from valuable seat time at the official championship test day held on the 14th March. The day allowed all the drivers to sample the circuit with the benefit of having live timing and all the contenders on track at the same time in good weather conditions.
“Testing went well,” added Dan. “We could see what other people were doing and we could see how we compared to them. It went really well, and we had a good car. We are consistent, and have been for two years, even when we are off, we are not miles off, so we are in the battle for pole position even when we are having a bad day. I’m sure that will continue for this year. No one is going to be up the road from us so it’s just a case of doing a better job than the next guy.”
Qualifying takes place on Saturday 15th April at 11:25 and is followed by the 23-lap round three at 16:20. In preparation for Le Mans a longer, 33-lap race will take place on the Sunday at 13:35.