Nationwide look to continue winning streak at Donington Park
Nationwide Repairs got its 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season off to a winning start at Brands Hatch and will be looking to carry the momentum to Donington Park this weekend.
Driver Daniel Cammish clocked up two pole positions and two race wins in the distinctively liveried Nationwide Repairs car at Brands Hatch. The orange, blue and white car was clearly visible at the head of the field as it lead the way around the Kent circuit. The championship now returns to Donington Park for the first time since 2014 for rounds three and four.
In the ten races held at the track since Nationwide started its association with Tim Harvey, Dan and the Carrera Cup, the company has achieved a 50 percent podium rate but, despite dominating at almost every other circuit, it has never won at Donington. Can Dan score that illusive first win in 2017?
“I’m looking forward to going to Donington,” said Dan. “It has been a good few years since I was last there, it was in British GT and I think we had the fastest lap in GT4. I’ve always liked the circuit. I get on pretty well with it and I think it suits me as a driver. It will be difficult racing the Porsche but I like to think we can mount a challenge.”
The double champion benefited from valuable seat time at the official championship test day held on the 14th March. The day allowed all the drivers to sample the circuit with the benefit of having live timing and all the contenders on track at the same time in good weather conditions.
“Testing went well,” added Dan. “We could see what other people were doing and we could see how we compared to them. It went really well and we had a good car. We are consistent, and have been for two years and we are in the battle for pole position even when we are having a bad day. I’m sure that will continue for this year. No one is going to be up the road from us so its just a case of doing a better job than the next guy.”
The premier of a new RaceHub was a great success at the first racing at Brands and will once again be there at Donington for the Race 4 on Sunday. We are inviting all our guests and members of the public to try and beat Dan’s time on the simulator for a chance to win some great prices. Our volunteers will also be collecting donations for UK Air Ambulances, so more inspiration to drop in and help those in need.
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Qualifying takes place on Saturday 15th April at 11:25 and is followed by the 23-lap round three at 16:20. In preparation for Le Mans a longer, 33-lap race will take place on the Sunday at 13:35.