Two-time Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Dan Cammish will replace Gordon Shedden in the Team Dynamics Honda British Touring Car Championship line-up for 2018.

The 28-year-old fills the spot vacated by three-time BTCC champion Shedden, who announced last month he is leaving the BTCC after 12 years in the category, at the Team Dynamics factory-based Honda squad to partner fellow three-time champion Matt Neal in driving the new version of the Honda Civic Type R.

Cammish rose to prominence after claiming the 2013 British Formula Ford Championship in dominant fashion, remarkably winning all 24 races in the season. After a year in British GT, the Yorkshireman switched to the BTCC support package bill in the Porsche Carrera Cub GB, continuing his success by securing back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016, winning 23 of 32 races.

After a pair of one-off appearances, Cammish entered a full-time campaign in the 2017 Porsche Supercup with Lechner Racing on the Formula 1 support bill, sealing fourth place in the standings. He also contested a third straight season in the UK version of the series and finished third despite missing two rounds. 

"I'm obviously over the moon to be signing for Team Dynamics," Cammish said. ”It is a team with a highly successful background and a team that has proved it can win championships.

"I have my hopes set high for 2018 and lifting the overall drivers' crown would be a dream come true but, first of all, I appreciate that as a works team driver, points for the manufacturer and team's championships are the main priority.”

Teammate and team co-owner Neal added: “This is a great signing for us. Dan has been very successful in every championship he has competed in over the years. He's incredibly difficult to pass and knows how to defend a position.

"We needed someone with his standing to help the team challenge for overall honours in all three championships this year. The goal for 2018 is to come away with as much silverware at the end of the season as possible. I'm looking forward to him being my new team-mate and to us battling away together this season.

"One thing is for sure with Dan, he will be able handle himself in this highly competitive championship, he conducts himself with professionalism and is good on camera, he ticks all the boxes as a replacement for Gordon Shedden and I wish him all the best for the coming season. It's great to have him on board."

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