Dan Cammish Reflects on “a great few races”

The reigning double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion reflects on a month of success, across Carrera Cup GB, Supercup and a landmark success at Le Mans

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Dan Cammish has described “a great few races” that have comprised his Porsche campaigns across May and June. Across Carrera Cup GB, Mobil1 Supercup and the Carrera Cup Le Mans showpiece, Cammish has enjoyed several outstanding results at prestigious venues.

Cammish returned to the top of the Carrera Cup GB points table by dominating the Oulton Park meeting avoiding some frenetic action to claim a double victory, and then a week later would claim a podium on his Monaco debut.

Without question the highlight success though was Cammish’s victory during the Carrera Cup Le Mans contest on the Saturday morning of the famous 24 Hours. Fending off sixty-one other drivers from the GB, France and Benelux competitions, the former Formula Ford GB champion fought to the front of the field to claim victory with a brave outside manoeuvre at Indianapolis on the final lap of the race.

Reflecting on his dual Porsche campaigns, Cammish commented, “It has been a great few races for us. We have gone from Oulton Park and got a double victory, went to Monaco and finished second on [our] debut which is pretty much unheard of. It was an amazing race and an amazing thing to do.

“Now we have come to Le Mans as first timers and we have won against the best of the British and the best of the French. You know to win out of sixty-two cars is quite an achievement. We have had so much speed and it has just been hard to show it but today we were in fifth after the first lap but then got our way to the front by the end of lap two and led pretty much every lap from there on.”

The race proved to be one the hardest fought contests in recent Carrera Cup memory, with the Circuit de la Sarthe’s flat-out nature allowing drivers to slip-stream in a manner reminiscent of traditional Formula Ford 1600 racing.

Cammish acknowledged that, “It was really tough with the tow, I have never experienced that kind of slip-stream or draft effect since my Formula Ford days. I do know what I am doing in that situation, it is a bit like being the leader of a Tour de France stage.

I wasn’t prepared to lose there because I had led the whole race and I think I deserved the victory after everything I had done. Managed to go around the outside at Indianapolis which was a great move and got the victory for the Brits.”