Morley driver Dan Cammish sets his sights on home comforts at Croft

FOLLOWING the best weekend of his British Touring Car Championship career at Silverstone two weeks ago, Morley’s Dan Cammish will be looking for some home comforts when the series rolls into Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire tomorrow.

By Mark Absolon
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 5:55 am
Dan Cammish. Picture: Chris Wynne.
Dan Cammish. Picture: Chris Wynne.

The Halfords Yuasa Racing driver currently sits third in the championship standings – just 17 points behind leader Ash Sutton and 13 points behind defending champion Colin Turkington with potentially 67 points up for grabs this weekend.

Cammish will be aiming to build on a stellar last round at Silverstone when he qualified on pole, won the first race, backed that up with second place in the second race, before chalking up a solid fourth place in the final contest of the day.

“Silverstone was an awesome weekend for me with my best ever results in the BTCC,” said Cammish, who narrowly missed out on lifting the championship title last year.

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Dan Cammish in his Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda. Picture: BTCC Media Office.

“That good weekend added to the poor luck of some of my closest rivals and has brought me right back into the title hunt.”

The Yorkshireman picked up a podium finish at Croft last season but traditionally the circuit has not proved a happy hunting ground for the Halfords Yuasa Racing team.

Cammish added: “I go to Croft with my head held high, but this is a notoriously difficult track for us and better suits the rear-wheel-drive cars.

“You can guarantee I’ll be giving it my all and trying to get on the podium again like I did last year.”

Although Cammish may have outscored his title rivals in each of the last two race weekends, Turkington and Sutton both have excellent records at the North Yorkshire track, with the pair having claimed 12 and four career wins respectively between them.

Also in action at Croft will be Driffield-based driver Senna Proctor.

The Excelr8 Motorsport man had a mixed weekend at Silverstone last month finishing 14th, 10th and sixth in the three races but will be looking to excel in his ‘home’ race of the season.

The three BTCC races take place at 12.02pm, 2.29pm and 5.06pm tomorrow and will be shown live on ITV4 from 11.30am.