Neal and Cammish ‘all guns blazing’ in charge for championships
Halfords Yuasa Racing duo Matt Neal and Dan Cammish are all signed up with the outfit and ready to hunt for titles in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.
The current generation Honda Civic Type R (FK8) impressed in its maiden campaign in 2018, with the Team Dynamics-backed outfit striding to second in the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ running.
Three-time champ Neal, 27 years a BTCC driver, took the FK8’s first win at Thruxton back in May but the highlight of his season was victory in the extended distance, celebratory 60th anniversary ‘Diamond Double’ race at Snetterton mid-way through the year.
“Last year we got to understand the car really well and made some changes over the winter to make it even stronger,” said Neal. “I’m hungry to get my fourth BTCC title so I’ll be going all guns blazing with Dan to secure the Teams’ and Manufacturers’ Championships first and then hopefully be in a position to take the Drivers’ mantle.”
Cammish quickly adapted to the car in his debut season, having made the step into the BTCC from the rear-wheel drive 911s he steered to top honours in Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The 29-year-old signed off a solid year with two race wins on the final race weekend at Brands Hatch, having secured the Jack Sears Trophy at Silverstone.
“Getting to know the Honda Civic FK8 BTCC car in 2018 was a steep learning curve, but I think I proved to the team throughout the season that I had the speed in me, it was just experience of this formula that I lacked,” said Cammish. “To finish the season on a high with back-to-back victories was amazing and to also win the Jack Sears Trophy was a highlight of my year. With all that experience under my belt I’m hoping to come back stronger this season and challenge for the overall title.”
Team Dynamics heads into its ninth consecutive BTCC season in manufacturer partnership with Honda, and its 16th utilising Honda machinery in Britain’s top flight. A full season’s racing and data, as well as a comprehensive winter development programme sees the team expectant of spearheading multiple title challenges this year.
Dave Hodgetts, Honda UK Managing Director, added: “All of us at Honda are looking forward to the new BTCC season with a great deal of confidence. None of our rivals can boast the three-time champion pedigree and experience of Matt Neal coupled with the talent and raw hunger of Dan Cammish, who delivered a strong performance in his first season. We are confident that both our drivers will be challenging for top honours this season.”