LATEST AUDIO: DAN CAMMISH
The official BTCC website caught up with Honda man Dan Cammish to discuss that fateful finals day at Brands Hatch and how he aims to bounce back in the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship…
“The final day was such a rollercoaster and if you look at finals day in the BTCC over the past few years it always is, this time I was in it though! We went from such massive elation in the morning winning the race, with Matt [Neal] second. it was a great moment for the team, finding ourselves back in the heart of the championship.
“I went to bed on Saturday night thinking if I finish on the podium this year I’d done a really good job against the newly built BMW [3 Series] and there are some really good drivers in the championship, some of the best touring car drivers in the world without question. In only my second year in a touring car, in a front-wheel drive car, I thought ‘you’ve done well to get to this point, so a podium place is what you want to secure now.’
“By the middle of the afternoon on Sunday, I was thinking if I don’t win this has been a disaster: it’s amazing how fast your mindset can change. After that first good race and what happened in race two for Colin [Turkington], suddenly I’m the championship leader with it all to lose. And lost it I did. Even now, I’m not over it. I don’t think I will get over it – not for a long time. Someone said the other day, even if I win in 2020, I guarantee I’ll turn around and say I should be a two-time champion.
“You work all year – not just me, my family, my friends, the team – everyone is so consumed by motorsport, especially at this level. You put your heart and soul into it and you’re denied with 14 corners to go.”
See below for the full interview…