Cam­mish proud at first BTCC vic­to­ries

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

TOUR­ING CARS: Mor­ley’s Dan Cam­mish claimed the first two vic­to­ries of his British Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship ca­reer at Brands Hatch yes­ter­day.

Start­ing se­cond on the grid for the first race of the day, Hal­fords Yuasa Rac­ing driver Cam­mish got the bet­ter of pole­sit­ter Brett Smith in the open­ing stages and then pulled away to com­plete a dom­i­nant vic­tory with team-mate Matt Neal in se­cond.

He then led from start to fin­ish in the se­cond race of the day to com­plete a mem­o­rable dou­ble.

“What a great day, I’m re­ally proud of the guys and the team,” said Cam­mish. “To get my first win is just great – what a fan­tas­tic mo­ment. There’s not a bet­ter place than Brands Hatch to do it, and in the sun too. I knew Matt (Neal) would be a good wing­man – it was good to have that.”

In the over­all BTCC stand­ings Team BMW’s Colin Turk­ing­ton claimed his third driv­ers’ cham­pi­onship de­spite en­dur­ing a tor­rid week­end, win­ning the ti­tle by 12 points from near­est ri­val Tom In­gram with Tom Chilton in third.

Cam­mish fin­ished 10th in the over­all stand­ings and lifted the Jack Sears tro­phy for the top rookie.

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