Despite moving up to second in the British Touring Car Championship points standings, Honda driver Dan Cammish admits to leaving Silverstone ‘disappointed’ following a controversial penultimate weekend of the season.

Cammish will go to Brands Hatch as Colin Turkington’s nearest title challenger after scoring 24-points over the course of the Silverstone race day, but became embroiled in an on-track spat with fellow title contender Andrew Jordan.

The Team Dynamics driver took a best finish of third during what turned out to be a controversial second race, where he clashed with BMW Pirtek Racing driver Jordan under the safety car.

“I’m disappointed in the whole thing to be honest. We came across the line side-by-side,” Cammish told Crash.net.

“I asked over the radio ‘what’s the result of that? I am in front or is he?’ Happy with either result because it was a dead heat. I was told ‘you were’. BMW agreed it was me, as far as I was aware.

“I was told to hold position and they told Andrew to concede. He refused. He refused for a lap and a half. It was a complete farce.

“I asked ‘what are we doing here? Am I backing out? This is getting ridiculous. It’s dangerous’.

“There was no let up. He never stopped. For me I’m very disappointed in the whole thing.”

After pressing ahead following the incident with Jordan, Cammish went on to challenge Turkington for second position during the latter stages of that race.

As the drizzle continued to persist and intensify, Cammish looked set to demote his title rival down to third, but was left to rue a late red flag which cost the Honda Civic Type-R driver the opportunity of outscoring Turkington for the second race in succession.

“We came forward and we were so fast. P3 was a great result. It’s a shame they threw the red flag 100 metres before the finish because I was about to be P2. That would’ve been a six point swing in the championship in my favour,” said Cammish.

“I’d have gone into race three five points behind and not eleven. Colin got let off the hook there a little bit.”

Having moved up to second in the drivers’ standings, Cammish believes going into the finale 16-points behind Turkington makes him a dangerous prospect for the defending champion.

“I’m 16 points behind with nothing to lose,” the Halfords Yuasa Racing driver continued.

“I’m going to a track I’m good at and a track I like. It’s a track that probably favours us and that makes me quite dangerous so I’m going to give it everything.

“How have I ended up in this position? They’ve [BMW] had a dominant car all season and I’m still 16 points. Testament to the team for giving me a fantastic car.

“We dug away. 12 podiums we’ve had now. We’re a proper thorn in the side now. Happy days.”

 

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