Nationwide target victory on return to happy hunting ground of Silverstone
Nationwide backed driver Daniel Cammish will be going to Silverstone for rounds 12 & 13 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB targeting nothing less than victory.
The 1.6-mile, 6-turn National circuit has delivered some very strong results in recent years for the Leeds-based driver. He scored a double podium in 2015, which was enough to take his first Carrera Cup GB title. He went one better last year taking a brace of victories to seal the title double in his Nationwide/PPG Paint backed car.
Dan suffered misfortune last time out at Knockhill in Scotland when rival Charlie Eastwood forced him off the track whilst fighting for the lead of race two. Charlie went on to win the race but was given a ten-place grid penalty for Silverstone as well as points on his license. With dropped scores taken into account Dan now lies 20 points behind in the championship standings.
With Eastwood’s penalty being applied after qualifying Cammish will be looking for a clean sweep of pole positions and victories to hammer home his advantage. Dan will revel in the opportunity presented by Silverstone; the hunted has now become the hunter.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Dan. “The championship has all changed but I just want to do the best job I possibly can. At the end of the day I’ve spent the past three years being the target, I just want to win races and I want to finish the season with as many wins as possible.
“I still think we can be faster at Silverstone. It’s always been a pretty good track for me, with two wins and two second places in the past two years. It will be close but I’d like to say we can do a good job. Charlie tried a bit of a desperate move [at Knockhill] but got the penalty for it. I’d like to still try and do it for Nationwide and those that come to see me and support me. I’ll be out to win both races to get back into it.”
The Nationwide Race Hub will act as the central meeting point for Nationwiders and will be located on the outside of Woodcote corner. With over 500 guests expected on Sunday, there will be plenty of participants willing to try their luck and beat Dan’s time on the Simulator. Dan will also be on hand to sign autographs and meet race fans.
There will be two free practice sessions on Friday with the first taking place at 9am, followed by a lunchtime session at 13:30. Qualifying will be at 13:25 on Saturday with the first race on Sunday morning at 9:40. The second race will be televised live on ITV4 at 15:15.