Cam­mish crit­i­cal of Porsche’s Ju­nior scheme and eyes BTCC drive for ’17

Fox Mo­tor­sport plots TOCA ex­pan­sion

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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.

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