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Cammish eyes final flourish at Brands Hatch as BTCC season reaches its crescendo
September 25th, 2018
“I can’t believe we’re already coming to the end of the 2018 season – it seems like only yesterday we were rolling the Civic Type-R out for the first time and I was making my BTCC debut. We’ve had ups and downs since then, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my first season as a Halfords Yuasa Racing driver and I’ve really relished the opportunity to race in such a competitive series. Now I want to end a positive year on a high. It’ll be fascinating to see how far it has come since April and there is no reason why we cannot aim for the top at Brands Hatch.”
Almost six months on from the maiden race outing for the all-new Honda Civic Type R (FK8), Dan Cammish and the Halfords Yuasa Racing team returns to the scene of the car’s debut at Brands Hatch for the final round of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Marking a new era for Honda in the BTCC, the latest generation Civic Type R has represented an entirely new challenge for the hugely experienced Team Dynamics-run squad in its design and development. Nevertheless, in the hands of Cammish and Matt Neal, Honda has accumulated an impressive haul of two wins, two pole positions and nine podiums this season to establish a fine foundation for the future.
In the meantime, Honda heads into the 2018 finale with its sights set firmly on bolstering that tally as it looks to consolidate its championship positions. As has become tradition, the immensely popular Brands Hatch circuit in Kent sets the stage for the 2018 BTCC finale with a blast around the longer, high-speed Grand Prix configuration.
With Cammish moving into an unassailable lead in the Jack Sears Trophy at Silverstone – a crowning moment he is set to savour fully at Brands Hatch – he will turn his full attentions to securing the best possible finish in the overall drivers' standings.
As it stands, he and Neal start the final weekend 11th and ninth respectively and well placed to make up positions such are the small margins in the top ten, while Honda is second in the manufacturers’ championship and Halfords Yuasa Racing third in the teams’ reckoning.
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