Daniel Cammish is a British racing driver who currently competes with Halfords Yuasa Racing in the British Touring Car Championship. He made the BTCC debut in 2018.
Before stepping into the BTCC, Cammish spent four seasons driving Porsche 911 in different competitions, winning the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2015 and 2016.
Formula Ford rookie champ in 2009
Born in April 1989 in Leeds, Daniel Cammish started his racing career in 2003, entering the karting competition in the Manchester & Buxton Kart Club Junior Rotax Championship.
He graduated to car racing in 2009, immediately winning the Scholarship Class title for rookies in the British Formula Ford Championship. He also appeared in three rounds of the German ADAC Formel Masters series. In 2010, driving for two teams, he won two races in Formula Ford to finish third in the points.
Out of racing in 2012, Formula Ford champion in 2013
In 2011, he spent a season in the Formula Renault UK and then entered Formula Renault Eurocup in 2012. He was badly injured in a crash during the season-opening race at Aragon, missing the rest of the season.
After recovering from injuries, he returned to Formula Ford in 2013 and did something fantastic - he won every race he entered. He secured a title after 24 wins in 24 races, so he skipped the last two rounds of the championship.
A season in the British GT Championship
Such a fantastic performance in 2013 secured Cammish a test for the BTCC Airwaves Ford team but he entered the 2014 British GT Championship instead, driving the #44 Porsche 911 GT4 for Team Parker Racing. He was sharing a car with Barrie Baxter, not scoring wins or podiums to finish 8th in GT4 classification.
In October 2014, Cammish made a guest appearance in the last round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch, starting both races from pole and winning one race.
Two years of domination in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB
It was just an announcement of his future results in British Porsche Carrera Cup. He entered the series as full-time driver in 2014, driving the #27 Porsche for Redline Racing. He won eleven times in sixteen races, dominantly taking the championship title. During the year, he had guest appearances in the Porsche Supercup and German Carrera Cup but without notable results.
Cammish repeated fantastic performance in Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2016, winning twelve of sixteen races in the #1 car and taking one more championship title. In 2016, he also made one-off appearances in the Porsche Supercup and Blancpain Endurance Cup.
Double Porsche programme in 2017
In 2017, Cammish stayed in the British Carrera Cup with Redline Racing but also participated in the Porsche Supercup as a full-time entry with Lechner Racing. In British competition, he won eight times to finish third in the points, behind Charlie Eastwood and Dino Zamparelli.
In the Porsche Supercup, Cammish was driving the #2 car as a teammate to Michael Ammermüller, who won the title. Cammish scored three podiums to finish fourth in the points, behind Ammermüller, Dennis Olsen and Matt Campbell.
2018 - two victories in the BTCC debut season
For 2018, Cammish changed a racing discipline in which he would compete, switching to the British Touring Car Championship. He joined Team Dynamics/Halfords Yuasa Racing to drive the #27 Honda Civic Type R as a replacement for Gordon Shedden, who moved from BTCC to WTCR. Cammish's teammate was a veteran Matt Neal.
After collecting five podiums over the season, he won two races in the last round of the season at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, finishing the season 10th in the points.
Losing the championship on the penultimate lap of the last race
In 2019, Cammish stayed in the #27 Honda. He was among the front-runners for the entire season, recording fourteen podiums, the most of all drivers, including two victories at Thruxton and Brands Hatch.
He entered the last race of the season as the championship leader but the unfortunate crash on the penultimate lap ruined his championship-winning dream. In the end, he is sharing the second place in the championship with Andrew Jordan, collecting just two points less than champion Colin Turkington.
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