Daniel Cammish will be going to Silverstone for rounds 12 & 13 targeting nothing less than victory.
The 1.6-mile, 6-turn National circuit has been a happy hunting ground for the Leeds-based driver. He scored a double podium in 2015, which was enough to take his first Carrera Cup GB title. In 2016 he went one better taking a brace of victories to seal the title double in his Nationwide Crash Repair/PPG Paint backed car.
Dan suffered misfortune last time out at Knockhill in Scotland when rival Charlie Eastwood forced him off the track whilst fighting for the lead of race two. Charlie went on to win the race but was given a ten-place grid penalty for Silverstone as well as points on his license. With dropped scores taken into account Dan now lies 20 points behind in the championship standings.
With Eastwood’s penalty being applied after qualifying Cammish will be looking for a clean sweep of pole positions and victories to hammer home his advantage. Dan will revel in the opportunity presented by Silverstone; the hunted has now become the hunter.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Dan. “The championship has all changed but I just want to do the best job I possibly can. At the end of the day I’ve spent the past three years being the target, I just want to win races and I want to finish the season with as many wins as possible.
“I still think we can be faster at Silverstone. It’s always been a pretty good track for me, with two wins and two second places in the past two years. It will be close but I’d like to say we can do a good job. Charlie tried a bit of a desperate move [at Knockhill] but got the penalty for it. I’d like to still try and do it for Nationwide and those that come to see me and support me. I’ll be out to win both races to get back into it.”
Dan will be reacquainting himself with his 991-type GT3 Cup car and the National circuit on Tuesday when he participates in the championship group test. He will then be out for the two free practice sessions on Friday with the first taking place at 9am, followed by a lunchtime session at 13:30. Qualifying will be at 13:25 on Saturday with the first race on Sunday morning at 9:40. The second race will be televised live on ITV4 at 15:15.
CAMMISH FIRED UP FOR SILVERSTONE AS ONLY CARRERA CUP VICTORY WILL DO