Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish has set his sights on avenging his Brands Hatch qualifying disappointment at this weekend’s Donington Park British Touring Car Championship round.

Cammish very nearly took a famous pole position on his BTCC debut last time out at Brands Hatch, but later saw his lap record effort deleted after it emerged he ran through a red-light in the pit-lane.

The 27-year old started his maiden BTCC race day from fourth but endured a mixed bag of results in the changeable conditions, following a lack of wet running in the Honda Civic Type-R.

“We showed really good speed at Brands Hatch, especially in qualifying; to post what would have been a new lap record on my debut in the BTCC, in a brand new car and with everybody on zero ballast was obviously very encouraging for both myself and the team – particularly as there is still plenty of development to come on the FK8,” said Cammish.

“The races unfortunately didn’t pan out brilliantly for either myself or Matt, but by the same token, the constantly changing weather meant it wasn’t what you might call a typical day.

“I had driven the car very little in those conditions prior to the weekend and it was the first time I had ever got a front wheel-drive car off the line so there was a lot to take in, but we brought it home in all three races and I certainly learnt a great deal along the way.”

With the brand new FK8 version of the Team Dynamics Type-R still very much in the infancy of its development, Cammish is hoping for a stable set of conditions at Donington Park as the Honda outfit chase further mileage.

“Donington is a circuit I really enjoy and one where I have traditionally gone well. With its mixture of medium and high-speed corners and its fast, flowing nature, I also think it will play to our strengths,” Cammish continued.

“Hopefully, the conditions will be a bit kinder than they were at Brands so we can properly assess our race pace, and with another chance to shoot for pole position in qualifying, this time, I want to make it stick!”

Cammish arrives at this weekend's second round sitting 16th in the standings, nine-points ahead of his Honda team mate Matt Neal, who sits in 22nd.


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