Dan Cammish scored a strong haul of points to keep his Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship aspirations on track, despite battling a developing mechanical fault all weekend at Knockhill in Scotland.
Ahead of the visit north, the Duckhams Oils and Porsche Centre Preston-backed driver sat joint second in the championship standings, just one point behind leader Kiern Jewiss and level with Lorcan Hanafin, with more than half the season still to run.
Dan and his Redline Racing team had a day’s test at the venue on Wednesday, August 11th, where he was second quickest. However, during practice on Friday, Dan was only sixth and seventh fastest in the two sessions, leaving him and the team wondering where they were losing time.
Qualifying a disappointing sixth, he got ahead of Will Martin in the opening 32-lap contest but was frustratingly stuck behind Jewiss, finally making his way past with a solid move on lap 17 to gain fourth place, though ran out of time to catch Lewis Plato ahead for the podium.
Lining up third on the partially reversed grid for race two, Dan slotted held his position, once again behind Jewiss, before losing a spot to Plato when trying to claim second and then to Harry King.
With the Safety Car called when Nathan Harrison’s machine spectacularly dropped oil and caught on fire out of the chicane, Jewiss retired with damage, promoting Dan to fourth and he made an excellent late, opportunist pass on Plato for third, when he was trying to get past Martin.
Post-race investigations indicate that there is a problem, possibly in the gearbox of his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, underlining what a good job he did to finish with a strong haul of points, especially on a weekend where his title rivals faltered.
There is now a five-week break in Porsche Carrera Cup GB action, before the series enters a busy second half, starting at Croft in Yorkshire over the weekend of September 18/19, kicking off a run of eight races across four meetings in five weeks, before the 2021 champion is crowned.
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