Daniel Cammish has brought his 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB campaign to a close with a perfect podium attendance record after scoring a victory and a second place at Brands Hatch.
The 26-year old claimed victory in round 15 after securing pole position on Saturday afternoon. Dan got a good start off the standing start grid to lead the pack into Paddock Hill bend, building a comfortable cushion to Tom Sharp in second place and securing fastest lap in the process. He was never troubled during the 17-lap race of the Grand Prix circuit and concentrated on managing the gap before securing his 11th win of the year in his Nationwide/PPG-backed car.
“It was good,” said Dan on his race one victory. “I got off the line well and I think one of my characteristics this year has been getting the first few laps up and running and building a gap. It was just a case of looking after the car and the tyres and if Sharp ever got close, edging away a little bit. It was just a case of keeping it all under control and bringing it to the line and the car was faultless as always thanks to Redline.
The Yorkshireman started the second race from second on the grid. With a rolling start, he was hopeful of jumping pole man Sharp when the lights went out but his rival drove a strong race. Dan was always in contention, ready to seize the opportunity if it ever presented itself but didn’t quite have the pace to make a move. His second place however capped an incredible season where he never finished lower than second over the sixteen-race calendar.
“There are two corners on this circuit where I am just not quite quick enough,” said Dan. “But it’s the two corners that I think you need to be close at to overtake around here. Going off pole I think I’m the fastest guy around the lap and every time I dropped him, I came back to him but that’s irrelevant when he’s got track position. He drove faultlessly I’ve got to say. Sometimes I was inches off his rear bumper and flashing my lights and he just didn’t put a wheel wrong.”
“He’s been threatening it for a while and he’s finally put it together so you can’t take that away from him. I’m more than happy, 11 wins and five second places is quite an achievement in itself. I think if it was earlier in the season I might have had a go but I knew what was riding on that race for Tom. It’s a lot of money with the Rookie Championship, I’ve got nothing to prove in a way or gain so it was only ever going to be a pressured mistake rather than a lunge for glory. All in all, I’m very happy.”
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CAMMISH ROUNDS OUT SEASON WITH PERFECT PODIUM RUN AT BRANDS HATCH