Dan Cammish will make his BTCC debut this year with Honda.
Following the abrupt announcement that “Flash” Gordon Shedden was leaving Honda and the championship for a possible ride in the World Touring Car Cup, Team Dynamics and Honda have made efficient work of finding a replacement.
For the last few years Cammish has been racing Porsches, winning the British Carrera Cup twice, but he also did the full Supercup season last year, finishing fourth. He also raced in British GT in 2014. As a result of this he knows the tracks of Blighty rather well, something that comes in handy when making your debut for a factory team and replacing the best driver in the series.
The managing director of Honda UK, David Hodgetts, reckons Cammish’s BTCC support racing is ideal training: “We are witnessing an emerging trend in the BTCC at present of young drivers coming to the fore, and Dan is unquestionably one of the leading lights of that next generation of future race-winners and title contenders. He is in the somewhat unique position of being young yet experienced from all his years racing in the support series, and his raw speed and racecraft are beyond doubt.”
Cammish himself insists he’s up to the challenge: “I’m obviously over the moon to be signing for Halfords Yuasa Racing. They are a team with a highly successful background and a team that has proven they can win championships. I have my hopes set high for 2018 and lifting the overall drivers crown would be a dream come true, but first of all I appreciate, that as a works team driver, points for the manufacturer and team’s championships are the main priority.”
The Yorkshireman’s signing means that almost all the works drives have been taken. There’s just one left vacant, at Subaru.