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Cammish storms to convincing Oulton Park victory and championship lead

May 26th, 2017

Daniel Cammish moved back to the top of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB standings with a dominant lights-to-flag victory in the fifth round of the season at Oulton Park.


The Nationwide Crash Repair/PPG-backed driver held onto his advantage from pole position and never looked back in the opening race from the Cheshire circuit, one that was interrupted by red flags after a multi-car shunt behind him triggered by contact between Tio Ellinas and Tom Oliphant.


On the restart, Dan fended off the attentions of Dino Zamparelli, extending his lead to over three seconds as he claimed a third win of the season and his 35th podium in 39 races.


“The car felt good all race,” said Dan. “I knew how important it would be to get into the first corner in front. I thought the rolling start was going to be a problem here as there have often been crashes at the first corner in the past, but I managed to hang on. We all want to get into that first corner first, especially as it’s so narrow. Once I was in front, I could control the pace and because it’s a difficult circuit to overtake on, I felt comfortable in the end with the pace we had. Hopefully I can get another good start tomorrow and repeat the job. It looks like the weather will be a lot kinder to us on Sunday.”


Dan also moved seven points clearing the lead of the championship as a result, with nearest rival Charlie Eastwood spinning to the rear of the pack on the opening lap of the restart.


On the incident that sparked the red flag, Dan added his sympathy, saying “It’s a shame to see so many drivers involved in that accident. You never want to see that, even when you’re ahead of it all.”


Dan will hope to double up at Oulton Park on Sunday, starting from pole position in Sunday’s second race which takes place at 3.32pm.