Dan Cammish: BTCC Is My Main Aim For 2014


Formula Ford sensation Daniel Cammish has admitted that he is fully committed towards a full-time switch to the British Touring Car Championship for 2014, and is already in contact with several squads to make the dream happen as he prepares to end 2013 in style at Rockingham.

The JTR driver has been untouchable in the BTCC-supporting Formula Ford Championship this season with an unbeaten streak of 21 wins from as many races, but has firmly fixed his future towards a BTCC seat for 2014.

Rockingham could well be the last time Cammish appears on the Formula Ford grid in 2013 should he win the championship at the Corby Speedway, the 24-year-old already speaking with touring car teams towards a potential drive next season.

Speaking to thecheckeredflag.co.uk, Cammish said: “BTCC is my main aim for 2014. I have back stop opportunities but they will only come in to play when there is no chance of a BTCC drive next season. It is the best place to be if you are racing in the UK – big crowds, great TV and some very professional teams and drivers.

“I have been in contact with a few different teams these past couple of months and had a face to face meeting with one team owner in particular earlier this week. But I have some good people behind me now and more momentum in my career than ever so I am feeling confident of being on the grid next season.”

With Cammish currently on a purple patch in his racing career, he also confirmed that, despite his success this season, 2013 would likely signal the end of his days in single-seater racing as he switches his attentions to a BTCC-based future.

“I am only focused on the BTCC next year and regardless this will be my final single-seater season”, he added.

Looking to end on perfection at Rockingham

The 2013 Formula Ford Championship has centred solely around the dominance of Cammish, who, after fighting to another three wins at Knockhill last time out, now lies on an unbeaten new series record of 21 race wins this year from the 21 contested thus far.

This run is set to end prematurely despite the distraction of pushing for a possible 30 from 30 however, as Cammish explains he will step down from the series once he is inevitably crowned champion before turning his immediate focus towards the BTCC switch he hopes for.

“I hope to go to Rockingham and win the championship”, added the JTR man. “I also hope to win all three races giving me 24 wins from a possible 24. At that point I will step down from Formula Ford and not contest the final two rounds. We hope to have a driver step in to my car for the remaining races and I will be there to support JTR as best I can.

“There is no need to go for 30/30, but now I have come this far I would like to go unbeaten in the races I have entered. After that I am only looking towards the future.”

Dan Cammish - Jakob Ebrey
Cammish could wrap up FF title at ‘the Rock’ (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

On his so far perfect 2013 campaign with JTR, he said: “It has been a near perfect season for me and at the start of the year I certainly didn’t expect it to play out like this. I knew coming in to the championship that I would be a strong contender for the title and I knew I would win some races, but never would I have imagined winning 21 on the bounce.

“At the beginning of the season I had a definite advantage when it came to experience, now in September that should have all but disappeared but we are still winning races. The team have done a fantastic job all season and thus far have been faultless.

“I have done my bit to the best of my ability and it has led to 21 wins from 21 starts. Regardless of what happens now it’s been an amazing run.”

Cammish will attempt to seal his Formula Ford championship at Rockingham during the next three events of the series on September 14/15.