Cam­mish crowned cham­pion with brace

Porsche Car­rera Cup GB

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Silverstone - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

When Dan Cam­mish con­firmed he would de­fend his Car­rera Cup crown there was a feel­ing he couldn’t pos­si­bly be as dom­i­nant again. Well, he was. In fact he’s been even more dom­i­nant.

The Red­line driver sealed the ti­tle with an­other dou­ble vic­tory – un­like last year when he could only man­age a sec­ond – and has al­ready matched his 11-win to­tal from 2015 with two races still to go.

“This means a hell of a lot,” en­thused Cam­mish. “Win­ning a ti­tle is one thing but de­fend­ing it is an­other.”

While Cam­mish was dom­i­nant in the opener, the bat­tle be­hind was en­thralling. Tom Oliphant claimed sec­ond – his maiden podium in the se­ries – while Char­lie East­wood was an im­pres­sive third, com­plet­ing an all-Red­line ros­trum af­ter start­ing down in 11th.

Cam­mish was un­der pres­sure from Stephen Jel­ley in the early stages of race two, be­fore eas­ing away a lit­tle to­wards the end de­spite a mid-race safety car. Dino Zam­par­elli was third but that, and only a fifth in race one, put an end to the GT Mar­ques driver’s ti­tle bid.

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