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Honda warriors shows fighting spirit as Cammish secures Jack Sears Trophy
September 16th, 2018
“It’s terrific to seal the Jack Sears Trophy in my rookie BTCC season. The drivers that have won the title in previous years have gone on to achieve great things, so I hope this will be the first of many big BTCC trophies with my name on! As for the event overall, it was a tough day at the office but with plenty of positives to take away. I don’t think we did very much wrong this weekend but the small margins of the BTCC around a circuit with only four corners worked against us at the crucial moments. Nonetheless, when we get the Civic Type-R into its sweet spot as we did in race three then it shows how competitive we can be, which only makes me more determined to prove it at the final round.”
A charging double top ten finish from Dan Cammish ensured a positive weekend for Halfords Yuasa Racing at Silverstone during Rounds 25/26/27 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, as he successfully secured the coveted Jack Sears Trophy in his rookie season.
With the BTCC’s traditionally tight margins in evidence once more during qualifying around the 2.638km National configuration of the iconic venue, Cammish and teammate Matt Neal had given the Team Dynamics-backed Honda squad reason to be positive of a podium challenge after claiming sixth and 11th on the grid respectively.
Cammish progressed from the sixth row of the grid to secure tenth place in a tightly-contested first race of the day before a battling performance using the mandatory hard tyres saw him take the chequered flag in 15th during race two.
The Yorkshireman saved his best for last however, as he worked with Neal to make gains through the order with the rookie racer following his team-mate home in eighth position.
His triple-scoring efforts mean Cammish is the winner of the illustrious Jack Sears Trophy for 2018. Named in honour of the series’ inaugural champion in 1958 and eligible to drivers who began the season having never achieved a BTCC podium, Cammish quickly established himself as the driver to beat by stepping on the rostrum as early as round two, a feat he’d repeat on three further occasions.
In the overall drivers’ standings Cammish sits in 11th position and Neal holds down ninth, with Honda consolidating second in the manufacturers’ championship and Halfords Yuasa Racing sitting third in the teams’ classification.
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