2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Dan Cammish will return to defend his title for the 2016 championship.
The Nationwide backed driver will continue with the Redline Racing operation that took him to eleven victories from sixteen races last season.
“It’s great to be back,” said Cammsih on his return. “We pretty much agreed the deal with Redline in the back of the truck at Brands Hatch last year. They are a strong team and I’ll have the same engineer, same boys working on the car so it’s good to have the continuity. It’s a great championship and I’m very happy to continue the association with Nationwide and PPG for a second year. I wanted to continue with them, we felt part of the team and so I’m looking forward to a strong and successful year.”
Michael Wilmshurst, CEO, Nationwide Accident Repair Services added, “Dan and Redline Racing did a remarkable job for us in 2015 both on and off the track, we achieved a high level of engagement with our own teams and customers throughout the country where Nationwide values and teamwork were admirably demonstrated.
“We like to think we can spot winning teams and it’s a pleasure to be involved with such a talented driver and well loved team that consistently delivers outstanding results. Following our 2008 and 2010 Championship success with Tim Harvey, Nationwide has now won three Porsche Carrera Cup GB titles and we look forward to being at the forefront once again in 2016.”
Cammish moves forward with a whole year of data and car knowledge behind him and the title is almost unquestionably seemingly resolved. The bigger question will be whether he could maybe sweep the board and win all sixteen races.
The Carrera Cup GB title defence will be run alongside a European programme that is expected to be announced soon.
Writers opinion: Cammish proved his worth in 2015 and should be moving on up to the Carrera Cup Deutschland or the Mobil1 Supercup. It is disheartening that these opportunities haven’t arisen just yet and once again it is likely he will have to fight to keep his name on the lips of journalists and team managers alike. For fans trackside though, his return promises to be very interesting indeed. For his rivals, the bar just got raised several notches higher. Have no doubt though, many in the Pro class will be up to the task come Brands Hatch in early April.