Porsche champ upper fixed BTCC Honda car for 2018

Double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Dan Cammish will race for the Honda-backed Halfords Yuasa Racing team in this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The 28-year-old from Leeds, and replace the triple champion of the BTCC, Gordon Shedden in the team Dynamics-run team, who field a pair of Honda Civic Type Rs. Scotsman Shedden has left the BTCC will be in race with the Audi Sport-backed Team WRT Audi RS3 LMS in the FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Cammish will line up alongside triple BTCC title-winner and Team director Matt Neal. “We needed someone with Dan in the walk to help the team challenge for overall honours this year,” said Neal.

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“Dan has been successful in every championship he has participated in over the years. It is incredibly difficult to pass and knows how to defend a position,” Neil added.

Cammish made his name in the 2013 British Formula Ford Championship, winning all 24 races he took part in. After a season in British GT, it is transferred to the Carrera Cup, raced on the BTCC support package, claiming back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016.

He has driven in both the Formula 1-supporting Porsche Supercup last year, finishing fourth in points) and the Carrera Cup GB. Has won eight races in the championship and finished third in the points because of the lack of two races as a result of the Super cup commitments.

BTCC 2018 takes shape

Cammish signature means that most of the seats at the top of this year’s BTCC grid were filled. The reigning champion, Ash Sutton (pictured below) is back in the Team BMR Subaru Levorg and will join the team with a double title winner Jason Plato.

WSR will be back on the field a trio of Bmw of Rob Collard, Andrew Jordan and double champion and the 2017 runner-up Colin Turkington. Tom Ingram, who won the third place in the 2017 ranking, will again drive a Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis.

Sam Tordoff, who finished second in the 2016 ranking behind Shedden, returns to the BTCC after a year, driving a Ford Focus for Motorbase Performance. He will be joined by race winners Tom Chilton and Mat Jackson.

Another novelty of this year the starting grid will be an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which will be in the field from HMS Racing and driven by race winner Rob Austin.

The 2018 season starts at Brands Hatch, in Kent, on the 8th April.

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