Driver Spotlight: Dan Cammish
Dan Cammish (NAPA Racing UK) has been on the UK motorsport scene for over a decade and has become a much-loved face in the paddock. Here is a run down of how he worked his way up to the UK’s premier motorsport series.
In 2013, Cammish showed his star quality by dominating the Formula Ford season. He went on to win all 24 races and wrapped up the championship before the final rounds. This impeccable performance earned him a seat in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB (PCCGB) for 2015 and 2016 where he claimed back-to-back titles.
For the 2017 season Cammish competed in both the PCCGB and pan-European Porsche Supercup with a string of wins in both categories. Despite missing a handful of races, he claimed the top spot in eight out of 13 occasions in the domestic championship, alongside earning European podiums at iconic locations such as Le Mans and Monaco.
He took the step up to the British Touring Car Championship with Halfords Yuasa Racing in 2018 alongside team-mate and BTCC legend Matt Neal. It wasn’t long before he found success as he secured two wins at Thruxton and Brands Hatch GP.
Unsurprisingly, Cammish won the Jack Sears Trophy in his maiden BTCC season and narrowly missed out on the overall crown a year later, when last gasp mechanical heartache forced him out of the race and into retirement – he would fall short of winning the title by just two points.
He would go on to stay with the Honda outfit until the end of the 2020 season, collecting a total of eight wins and three pole positions for the team. Cammish spent most of the 2021 season competing in the PCCGB where he clinched the title once again.
He made his BTCC return in 2022 with NAPA Racing UK alongside BTCC champion at the time Ash Sutton. Cammish was soon on the front foot as he secured one win and four podiums, which earned him a healthy eighth in the standings.
Staying in the Ford Focus ST for 2023, he got the season off to a great start with a win at the opening and final races of Donington Park National as he asserted himself as one to watch for the year. His standout performances at a number of venues, particularly Croft, led him to three wins overall, three further podiums and two pole positions.
His strong haul of points contributed towards NAPA Racing UK snatching the Manufacturers/Constructors title and a solid sixth place in the Drivers’ Championship.
As it stands, Cammish has achieved a total of 12 wins, 42 podiums and six pole positions over his illustrious BTCC career. We are looking forward to what we could see from him in 2024.