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Cammish going for gold at Silverstone as BTCC title contenders prepare for battle
September 7th, 2018
“After a big step forward at Knockhill I’m eager to maintain that forward momentum at Silverstone and bring home another strong set of results for the Halfords Yuasa Racing team. Looking ahead to Silverstone, the new Civic Type R should be well suited to this circuit and we will surely benefit from having a lighter car than many of our direct competitors. With this in mind, I come into the event feeling energised and confident of a successful weekend.”
The historic Silverstone Circuit awaits Honda for Rounds 25/26/27 of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (15-16 September) with Dan Cammish and Matt Neal targeting more milestones as the season enters the title-deciding final stretch.
One of the best-known and best-loved motor sport venues in the world, while the BTCC makes use of the shorter 2.638km National Circuit configuration for its annual jaunt to the ‘Home of British Motor Racing’, drivers will still follow in legendary wheeltracks as they round famed bends as Copse, Woodcote and Brooklands.
In a year that both Neal and Cammish have made headlines at the wheel of the new Civic Type R having now accumulated multiple wins, podiums and pole positions – most recently a maiden pole for rookie racer Cammish at Knockhill – the pair head to Silverstone in high spirits and with their eye on yet more silverware.
Indeed, despite mixed fortunes for the Halfords Yuasa Racing team last time out in Scotland, the notoriously competitive nature of the BTCC means there remains everything to play for in the drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ championships, while Cammish maintains a comfortable advantage in the Jack Sears Trophy.
After complementing his qualifying milestone with a brace of podiums come race day in Scotland, the in-form Cammish has high hopes the Civic Type R will be well suited to the flat, sweeping curves of the legendary Silverstone Northamptonshire venue.
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