Dan Cammish will make a guest return to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at this weekend’s season opener at Thruxton (8/9 May) with BTC Racing in the third Honda Civic Type-R FK8.
Cammish was a main title protagonist during the 2019 and 2020 season with the former in particular seeing the Leeds ace in position to take the title into the final race at Brands Hatch before a dramatic finale saw Colin Turkington take advantage of a brake failure on the penultimate lap meaning he lost out by just two points.
He was set to return with Team Dynamics this upcoming season but it was announced in early March that he would not be continuing with the team and Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom were announced.
As a result, he is no stranger to the Honda FK8 but he will now fill the role left vacant by Jack Sears Trophy winner, Michael Crees who left due to amicable reasons earlier this week.
Joining fellow championship front-runner Josh Cook and BTCC rookie Jade Edwards, he will take the role for the first three races of the season while BTC Racing look at replacements for their third seat.
Cammish himself is set to return to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this season aiming for a third title in his year away from the BTCC but will want to make a statement for a full return to the championship.
Steve Dudman, Team Owner of BTC Racing commented on Cammish’s return to the championship and was glad to see the ‘experienced and highly successful’ driver join the line-up at Thruxton.
“We are absolutely elated to have Dan in the car and joining us for Thruxton, it’s not only fantastic news for BTC Racing but for the championship as a whole too. Anybody who has watched the BTCC over the last three years knows Dan’s quality, speed and tenacity. He was very unlucky not to have won the championship a couple of years ago, he’s a driver with incredible pedigree,” he said.
“When the third car became available so close to the opening weekend of the season, I wanted to ensure we had an experienced and highly successful driver joining us for Thruxton. I think we can safely say, Dan fits that particular bill perfectly and we cannot wait to work with him this weekend.”