Nationwide aiming to continue Knockhill winning streak as Carrera Cup heads north of the border
Nationwide head to Knockhill in Scotland this weekend, for rounds 10 and 11 of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season. Dan Cammish returns to his Nationwide seat in the championship having missed the last two races at Snetterton due to clashing Porsche Supercup commitments.
Nationwide will once again have a prominent presence at the track with the ever-popular RaceHub on site to greet Nationwiders and fans alike. Dan will visit the RaceHub on Sunday to set a benchmark time on the simulator, race-goers and Nationwiders will then be able to see if they can equal or better his time, all whilst raising money for Nationwide’s chosen charity, UK Air Ambulances.
After Le Mans, where the restricted entry numbers meant not all the registered championship contenders could race, drop scores will now come into play. This will help Nationwide driver Dan in his quest for a historic triple title. He now sits seven points behind Charlie Eastwood in the championship, but this will be all the motivation he needs to aim for the win.
Dan has an enviable track record at the short, 1.3-mile circuit having won there on all four Carrera Cup GB appearances so far. The winning record goes back to his Formula Ford days when he claimed a hat-trick at the circuit in 2013.
“Knockhill has always been a good hunting ground for me,” said Dan. “We’ve had four races and four wins there. It’s the other side of the boarder and a very different circuit. It’s a short lap, which makes qualifying really important because it can also be quite tight.”
“It has been a few weeks since I’ve driven the GB car, the first generation of the 991 model. It’s going to be a bit different coming back after a little while racing in Europe but I’m looking forward to getting back into it and continuing the title charge.”
The cars will be on track with two 45-minute free practice sessions on Friday 11th August at 11:20 and 15:25, with qualifying on Saturday 12th. The two races take place on Sunday at 10:50 and 16:15, the latter being shown live on ITV4.