Two out of two for Cammish at Brands Hatch opener

April 07, 2015

Dan Cammish won the second Porsche Carrera Cup GB race at Brands Hatch on Sunday, 5th April.

The car, sponsored by Nationwide Accident Repair and PPG Paint, lined up in third on the grid at a sunny Brands Hatch. Dan kept his cool during the rolling start and immediately took second place from Tom Sharp. A first-lap safety car kept the pack together early on, but Dan kept second place on the restart. Two more safety car periods during the race, meant Dan was running out of time to make a move on Stephen Jelley for the lead. However, on lap 29, Dan forced Jelley into a mistake and made his way past him, leading till the chequered flag.

Dan was also named the ‘Driver of the Weekend’ after his two spectacular wins round the Kent-based circuit. The win today means Dan now leads the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship by four points.

Dan said: “It was a really good race for me today. It was quite tough in the car today. It’s the first time the sun has come out for us today and racing on different rubber compounds and I had a lot of understeer. As the race went on, my car got better and better. I could see Jelley was fast out the blocks but he made a slight mistake and it was just enough to give me the edge. He ran a bit wide at Graham Hill Bend and didn’t cover quickly enough. I pulled left early, he tried to come back over but I was already there. I hit the brake and downshifted an extra gear to make the move round the corner but I’d got him by then. Three safety cars was a nightmare but it gave me time to think and I got the move done.

“It’s great for my sponsors too, Nationwide and PPG. I wouldn't be here without those guys, and of course Tim Harvey who got me this drive.”

Dan is also supported by LANSA and BRDC SuperStars and is racing to raise money for Mission Motorsport. Dan will be hoping to continue his winning form at the next Porsche Carrera Cup GB round at Spa Francorchamps on 1-2 May.