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Cammish battles hard on tough Rockingham weekend
August 12th, 2018
“I think character building is a good way to sum the weekend up for me. It’s clear to see that we had good pace in the car on Saturday, and on another day we could have had pole and then would have avoided the incident at the start of race one, which just unfortunate. The field bunched up and I made contact with Sam [Tordoff], which was completely unintentional and the last thing I wanted to do. We carried some damage after that but managed to bring home some points in fifth place but the mixed conditions in race two didn’t favour us and I found myself on a damp part of the circuit fighting for position and it cost me. I feel I got the best I could from the car in race three and P21 to P10 was a good way to end what has been a tough meeting where we haven’t been able to pick up the results that our pace deserved.”
Halfords Yuasa Racing pair Matt Neal and Dan Cammish battled hard on track to secure vital championship points on a challenging weekend of racing in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham.
Both drivers showed strong pace on track at the wheel of their Honda Civic Type Rs but found themselves unable to push for a place on the podium due to the forceful nature of racing in the midfield.
Series rookie Cammish came close to securing a maiden pole position in qualifying for race one, where he picked up a fifth-place finish despite carrying damage as a legacy of contact on the opening lap.
Rain ahead of the second race created challenging conditions on track, with Cammish one of those drivers caught out by a damp patch on the circuit as he ran wide at Deene whilst fighting for tenth place; an incident that left him instead outside the points in 21st spot.
However, the Yorkshireman fought back well in race three despite being on the less favourable hard tyre to end his weekend with a second top ten finish. The points scored in the final race helped the Honda teams to top score amongst the manufacturer entries to maintain second in the Championship, whilst Halfords Yuasa Racing ends the weekend just two points away from the lead in the Teams’ standings.
Dan also retains the lead of the Jack Sears Trophy standings and is just a point away from the top ten in the Drivers’ Championship.
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