Cammish critical of Porsche’s Junior scheme and eyes BTCC drive for ’17
Fox Motorsport plots TOCA expansion
Porsche Carrera Cup GB double champion Dan Cammish believes that Porsche’s desire to promote young talent is hindering his chances of progression with the marque.
Cammish, 27, was overlooked for the Porsche Junior scheme in 2015 and says his age is a hindrance.
“There’s no real progression with Porsche for me,” said Cammish. “My age is the issue, Porsche want younger drivers and I was considered too old last year let alone now.
“I looked the other day and saw that the factory drivers have an average age of 33, so that was disappointing. Porsche want to focus on youth and the German market, which is absolutely fair enough.
“I had a chance to go and race in Germany after my first title but it didn’t come off and I knew that was that door closed. GT racing is tough too, teams prefer failed GP3 and F3 drivers over a national champion and that’s their choice to make not mine and I understand that.”
Cammish now expects to either progress into the British Touring Car Championship or race for a third season in the Carrera Cup.
“I’ve been looking at 2017 options for a while,” he said. “It’s important I’m in a competitive seat at this stage of my career and I think I’m close to doing that with the BTCC next year. It’s 50-50 at the minute, but it’s looking good.”
Cammish claimed his 12th win of the season in the Brands Hatch finale last weekend to beat his manager Tim Harvey’s record of 11. Fox Motorsport is plotting a major expansion into the TOCA support package next season.
The team has run a Ginetta G55 GT4 in British GT this season for team boss Paul Mcneilly along with Jamie Stanley and Sam Webster but will now field cars in both Ginetta Juniors and Ginetta GT4 Supercup in 2017.
Stanley took part in the Supercup races at Brands Hatch last weekend, taking a best result of 11th in race two.
“We definitely want to expand our operations next year,” said Stanley. “We’re here to demonstrate what we as a team can do and I think we showed our capabilities too.
“We ideally want to run a couple of juniors and two in the Supercup but we’ll have to see. We’re in discussions.”
The Junior car was on display at Brands but will be used in the upcoming Winter Series, with karter Keaton Samra set for his car racing debut.