Nationwide looks to add to silverware collection as Carrera Cup heads to Oulton Park
Nationwide Repairs driver and double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Daniel Cammish is looking to add to the victory total this weekend, as he heads to Oulton Park.
Last weekend Dan made his full season debut in the international Porsche Supercup Championship in Barcelona. He secured a third and a fourth place, standing on the podium proudly wearing his Nationwide race suit. The accomplished performance allowed Dan to stamp his intentions on this championship and means he lies third in the standings. He will be hoping his Oulton Park weekend in the UK Championship continues this outstanding form, allowing him to return to his winning ways in his Nationwide Repairs//PPG Paint-backed Porsche 991.
The Cheshire-based circuit has been kind to Nationwide with Dan having dominated the weekend in 2016, taking two pole positions, two fastest laps and two wins. Dan also won in 2015 and Tim Harvey took a brace of victories on his way claiming the 2010 title in Nationwide colours. In total, Nationwide have five Oulton Park Carrera Cup victories to its name and five further podium finishes from 14 starts at the 2.260 miles, at 7 turn track.
“I’ve always done well at Oulton Park” said Dan. “I think we've had four poles, three wins and a few fastest laps thrown in there as well. We had one of the biggest winning margins, I think we’ve ever had when we won by over nine seconds last year. It’s a good track for me, it’s a good track for the car and I expect to be strong.”
“It’s a great drivers circuit and all the drivers enjoy it. It’s not the best for overtaking but over one lap it’s probably one of the best circuits we go to. There are opportunities to overtake but it’s so easy to defend, it’s not impossible but a good driver against a good driver knows where to put the car and how to defend. I love the place because the sun is shining usually, it’s a lovely circuit to drive, the crowd is fantastic and it always attracts a great crowd. It’s just generally a great place to be on a race weekend.”
The circuit is just as popular with fans as it is with drivers and saw a good turnout of Nationwiders last year, choosing to come along and cheer Dan. The support clearly helped as he claimed a double win. The Nationwide Race Hub will again be in operation with the race simulator allowing the teams and visitors to try and beat Dan’s best time all in aid of Nationwide supported charity, the UK Air Ambulances.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday 20th May at 12:05 and is followed by round five at 17:05. Round six will be broadcast live on the afternoon of May 21st on ITV4 at 15:32.
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