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Dan Cammish: ‘We win as a team, we lose as a team’

Dan Cammish was left to look to the positives after a challenging weekend at Snetterton saw him lose top spot in the fight for the 2023 BTCC title.

Following strong weekends at both Donington Park and Brands Hatch, Cammish headed into round three of the season as the man to beat in the standings but his chances of retaining his lead took a hit when he clipped a tyre stack in qualifying and went off into the barriers – leaving him stuck at the back of the grid for race day.

Despite electing to run the hard tyre in race one, Cammish was able to make the most of the pace in the NAPA Racing Focus to fight his way through to eleventh spot.

Having been unable to make further ground on the medium tyre in race two, Cammish charged through the pack on the soft to take second place in the final race of the weekend to complete a near back-to-front recovery.

However, there would be a sting in the tail as his car then failed the ride height test post-race and he was excluded from the results, leaving him fourth in the championship standings heading to Thruxton.

“I let myself down on Saturday, putting it in the barrier, but I fought back as best I could, and in race three I was one lap from getting Tom [Ingram],” he said.

“At the end of the day, what will be will be. We all abide by the same rules, whether it’s track limits or car discretions. It is a team sport, I gave one away yesterday, and no-one looked at me for blame. We race as a team, win as a team, and lose as a team. I’m proud of the guys.

“I’ve passed a lot of cars, so we go away knowing the car has lots of speed and it’s a long season. We go somewhere I enjoy next, Thruxton, so I will try to put a few more trophies on the mantlepiece.

“I’ve had numerous poles and wins there, and it’s been somewhere which always suited me, so I’m hoping to put a stamp back on the championship.”