Cammish to lead new NAPA Racing team
NAPA Racing UK has announced reigning Porsche Carrera Cup Champion Dan Cammish will make his full-time BTCC return, with the squad stating its intentions on the most coveted prize in British motorsport.
The campaign will mark Cammish's first full season in the BTCC since 2020, when he was a four-time race winner and title contender.
Sealing a record-breaking third Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship crown this year,having previously won the coveted title in 2015 and 2016, Cammish started 2021 with a one-off outing in the BTCC during the series curtain-raiser at Thruxton – securing P2 in the second race of the day.
Having made his debut in 2018 and impressing with two victories during his rookie season, Cammish starred in 2019.
Taking two race wins and a further 12 podiums, he only missed out on a famous title victory by a mere two points after a heart-breaking mechanical failure on the penultimate lap of the final race.
In 2020, along with four more victories and six other podiums, Cammish was third in the overall driver standings for the second consecutive year – only two points away from ending the season as runner up.
The arrival of NAPA Racing UK in the BTCC with Motorbase Performance, which wasannounced two days ago, will see the new partnership eyeing big things when the seasongets underway at Donington Park in April.
“I am very happy to be joining NAPA Racing UK ahead of the 2022 season," said Cammish.
"It was obvious from the first time of meeting Motorbase owner Pete Osborne I wanted to be part of this program, and after spending quality time with the team it is clear this is a very exciting time for all involved.
“Everyone is working hard to give the team the best possible chance and it fills me with confidence when I see the work taking place behind the scenes. I am incredibly proud to be representing NAPA in UK motorsport and I believe this is just the start of a long and successful partnership.
"This is a new chapter for me in the BTCC and I can't wait to get started and pick up where I left off.”
Motorbase Team Principal Pete Osborne added: “Dan was a key element for our plans going into 2022. It’s a big year for us in many ways and we acknowledged that we needed a specific type of driver, of which there aren’t many around.
"In Dan we have someone we can really work with and rely on his talent and experience,along with his character.
“Dan had another really successful season in 2021 in Carrera Cup and he has a lot of unfinished business in the BTCC, so he’s in the right place right now and knows exactly what to expect from us at NAPA Racing.
"As a driver and team our targets are the same, we’re expecting success on and off track and we aim to enjoy the journey together."