Dan Cammish has become the latest star of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB to join the Blancpian GT Series.
Cammish, who has won three out of the first four races of the Carrera Cup GB season, will join the Konrad Motorsport team to race a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 this weekend at Silverstone. He joins another man with Porsche experience, Christopher Zöchling, and Jules Gounon.
Earlier this year Jack Falla backed out of plans to contest the Pro-Am1 division of the Carrera Cup GB to instead race a Lamborghini for the Attempto team in the Sprint Cup element of the Blancpain series. Ex-Carrera Cup GB champion Josh Webster then confirmed his switch to the Endurance Cup, again in a Konrad run Lamborghini.
Speaking to Autosport, Cammish said, “Driving a GT3 car will be a new experience for me, but hopefully I’ll get enough time to be competitive tomorrow.”
Comment: When the Porsche Carrera Cup GB saw entries soar back into the mid-twenties last year, there was celebration from teams, fans and drivers alike. However, it is one thing to have a large entry list, but from a driver’s perspective it is crucial that progression is promoted from the series. 2016 may just be the year where Carrera Cup GB is fully validated as a GT stepping stone. Michael Meadows and Josh Webster were both able to progress to Blancpain entries over the winter on a full time basis and so too, was Jack Falla. Cammish will be hoping to promote his talent to an even wider GT audience this weekend, and the opportunity is testament to his great results over the past season and a quarter. It is also testament to the fact that success in Carrera Cup GB, does equal opportunities in higher profile categories. That is the carrot that now dangles for the likes of Dino Zamparelli, Charlie Eastwood and Tom Sharp and should ensure that entry numbers remain healthy in Carrera Cup GB for seasons to come.