Honda driver Dan Cammish describes his pride in ending this season’s British Touring Car Championship as the top FWD runner after cementing third position in the drivers' standings at the Brands Hatch season finale.

Unlike last year, where Cammish lost the championship in cruel fashion with brake failure on the penultimate lap of the campaign, the Team Dynamics driver went into the 2020 season finale as an outside title contender, 20-points from eventual champion Ash Sutton.

Cammish won the opening race of the day and finished on the podium with a third place finish in race two, but was ultimately unable to apply any significant pressure on Sutton's title crusade.

A fourth place finish in race three meant Cammish outscored outgoing four-time champion Colin Turkington in each of the three Brands Hatch races, which allowed the Honda Civic Type-R driver to close to within two-points of snatching the runner-up spot away from Turkington.

"I gave it everything," Cammish told Crash.net. "I’m really proud of what we achieved this year. The team has been exceptional. We’ve made the right calls more than ever since I’ve been here.

"The car has been the best its been. Of course everyone looks back and says ‘if only’. I can look back and say, maybe there was a few points here and there. But it wasn’t massive chunks.

"Was it enough to swing the championship? Probably not this year. Here at the GP, we had a couple of unfortunate DNFs, purely mechanical. Of course that’s a shame but everyone has got stories like that."

Cammish looked odds on to secure a trio of podium finishes during the final race, but suffered a left-rear puncture during the final laps.

"It’s a shame I couldn’t get to the podium in that last one [race three]. We had a puncture with a five or six laps to go," the Honda driver explained.

"Towards the end the car was borderline un-driveable. It was swapping ends everywhere. I thought it was a set-up thing but when we looked at the pressures, the left rear was flat. A bit lucky to get to the end."

Despite finishing just 16-points behind the newly crowned champion Sutton, Cammish believes the strength in depth of the FWD contingent made making inroads towards the RWD runners of Sutton and Turkington that much tougher.

"Unlike last year when I went away so disappointed and upset, this year I’m going away really content with what we achieved. To be best FWD is no mean feat. I can’t stress that enough," Cammish continued.

"How tough it is. The grid is so close regardless. The FWD battle is tough. When you’re having a good day, you’re not the only one having a good day. That’s where it gets tough.

"When the RWD are on song, there’s not as many of them to take points off each other. When it’s a FWD day, it’s a free-for-all. I’m really pleased. I think we’ve done mega."

 

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