CARRERA CUP GB
Daniel Cammish clocked up his tenth win and twelfth successive Porsche Carrera Cup GB podium by winning rounds eleven and twelve at Knockhill.
Dan came into the weekend hoping for a solid result at a track that historically has not been his strongest and left with a result he could only dream about. “I was really sceptical about how well we could do because I’ve been quick here in the past but never quick enough to challenge for the win,” said Dan.
Race one started at 9am on a damp track after overnight rain. In greasy conditions Dan’s nearest title rival, Josh Webster, led from pole only to spin out at the chicane on lap five, handing the lead to Dan. He then ran a controlled race to win from Michael Meadows and James Sutton to take a Redline Racing 1-2-3.
“Conditions were interesting,” said Dan. “On the warm up laps I was thinking I really don’t know what’s going to happen here. I had a couple of moments when I could have found myself facing the wrong way and we hadn’t even started yet. I was thinking there would be a Safety Car instantly by everyone did brilliantly. The speed that Josh and I went away from those behind, I thought we were trying hard enough but he kept going and kept trying and I was happy to let him win but he threw it away on his own so he gifted me.”
“To win today is absolutely fantastic,” said Dan. “With Josh having a bad one, it’s terrible for him and part of me feels sorry for him but the other half is elated because it makes the championship that little bit easier for myself.”
Race two got underway in perfect conditions with the sun out and the track having dried completely. Dan started from pole position for the rolling start and got the jump of Josh to lead into the first corner.
The Safety Car was deployed on lap five to recover a car beached on the inside of the hairpin but racing would resume on lap seven. From there, Dan would withstand heavy pressure from a fired up Webster with the gap never getting bigger than a few seconds. Dan was able to use the slower cars to maintain the margin whilst lapping and crossed the line to win knowing he had worked hard to achieve the victory.
“I was overwhelmed to win that race,” said Dan. “I haven’t been the fastest guy this weekend I just did a better job when it mattered. I drove 32-laps like qualifying there, the pressure was immense. I was driving from a point of view of wanting to protect the championship and not wanting to put a foot wrong, Josh is driving to make up ground and giving it his all. He was aggressive but there was no way I was going to let him beat me.”
“To win that race was really great. Today I was tested above and beyond and it felt great to still be the guy to come out on top. The team have done an amazing job. I can’t believe we came to Knockhill and got two wins. I came here thinking if I get on the podium once and finish fourth or fifth that would be fantastic but I couldn’t be happier. This one means a lot.”
Daniel now leads the championship in his Nationwide/PPG paint backed car by 74 points from Michael Meadows. A good result next time out at Silverstone (26 & 27 September) would seal the 2015 title for the Yorkshireman.
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