CAM­MISH TO DE­FEND HIS PORSCHE TI­TLE

Se­ries dom­i­na­tor back for se­cond full sea­son

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish Pho­tos: Jakob Ebrey and Gary Hawkins

Reign­ing Porsche Car­rera Cup GB cham­pion Dan Cam­mish will re­turn to the se­ries this year, and plans to also race in the Porsche Su­per­cup.

The 26-year-old will again drive for Red­line Rac­ing in the Bri­tish se­ries af­ter agree­ing a deal at the end of last sea­son.

“It was de­cided at the back end of last year that I would be com­ing back,” said Cam­mish. “My spon­sors had a great year and thor­oughly en­joyed it and felt like they wanted to re­turn. I had the op­tion to go on my own or re­turn with them. As a driver who spent most win­ters un­sure whether I would be rac­ing again it was re­fresh­ing to have it de­cided al­ready.

“I’m still work­ing on a deal to race in the Su­per­cup as well and have got some good op­tions. The plan was to have the Bri­tish deal done so I could work hard on the Su­per­cup as that’s what I want to do.”

Cam­mish ad­mits it will be “tough” to re­peat last year’s dom­i­na­tion of the Car­rera Cup, when he took 11 wins.

“I had such a great year and was never off the podium so I don’t know how I can bet­ter that,” he said. “But I’m still the same driver and I’ve got to dig deep and find the mo­ti­va­tion to do it again.

“The prob­lem for me is that it could be like Josh [Web­ster] last year [the reign­ing cham­pion strug­gled to re­peat his suc­cess of the pre­vi­ous sea­son]. But I’ve got the same group of peo­ple be­hind me as 2015, the same en­gi­neer and me­chanic so I’m there to do the best job I can.” ● Rookie cham­pion Tom Sharp will also re­turn to the cat­e­gory with his fam­i­lyrun IDL Rac­ing team. “Last year went per­fectly to plan, but we now go into 2016 with a com­pletely dif­fer­ent mind­set,” he said.

Cam­mish won 11 races dur­ing 2015 Cam­mish’s new liv­ery for 2016

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