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Double Carrera Cup GB title winner Dan Cammish will drive Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type R

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 will replace triple BTCC champion Gordon Shedden in the Team Dynamics-run squad, which fields a pair of Honda Civic Type Rs. Scotsman Shedden has left the BTCC and will race an 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 Dynamics director Matt Neal. “We needed someone with Dan’s standing to help the team challenge for overall honours this year,” said Neal.

BTCC 2017: driving Honda's 360bhp Civic Type R racer

“Dan has been successful in every championship he has competed in over the years. He’s 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 contested. After a season in British GT, he moved into the Carrera Cup, which runs on the BTCC support package, claiming back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016.

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He drove in both the Formula 1-supporting Porsche Supercup last year (finishing fourth in the points) and the Carrera Cup GB. He won eight races in the latter and finished third in the points due to missing two races as a result of Supercup commitments.

BTCC 2018 takes shape

Cammish’s signing means most of the top seats on this year’s BTCC grid have been filled. Reigning champion Ash Sutton (pictured below) will return in a Team BMR Subaru Levorg and will be joined in the squad by double title winner Jason Plato.

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WSR will again field a trio of BMWs for Rob Collard, Andrew Jordan and double champ and 2017 runner-up Colin Turkington. Tom Ingram, who took third in the 2017 standings, will again drive a Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis.

Sam Tordoff, who finished second in the 2016 standings behind Shedden, returns to the BTCC after a year out, driving for a Ford Focus for Motorbase Performance. He’ll be joined by race winner Tom Chilton.

Another addition to this year’s grid will be an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which will be fielded by HMS Racing and driven by race winner Rob Austin.

The 2018 season begins at Brands Hatch in Kent on 8 April

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Symanski 15 February 2018

Gordon Shedden.

He gave me instruction around Knockhill before he was a BTCC champion.   You could see he was super talented.


Now, where do I watch the World Touring cars?

tomhlord 15 February 2018

Good Luck!

He's an exceptional talent. Hope he can get up to FWD speed soon and challenge for the title.