BTCC: Cammish secures back-to-back pole position for Halfords Yuasa Racing

Dan Cammish took pole during qualifying ahead of the 16th round of the British Touring Car Championship at the Silverstone National Circuit.

At Silverstone National, teammates were keen to work with each other to provide a slipstream on their flying laps and to gain an advantage amongst the traffic.

By the end, all of the drivers were closely covered by 1.2 seconds.

Only four minutes into the session, BTCC season rookies James Gornall and Jack Butel had minor contact with each other on their warm-up lap as they were generating heat into the tyres.

Gornall’s suspension damage on his Audi S3 ended any further participation in the session, with a brief red flag period to recover the car.

The session’s dry conditions evolved to slightly damp at certain parts of the track, but eventually Dan Cammish took a back-to-back pole position with a time of 57.349s.

He led the greatest margin in this season between the top two qualifiers, as Tom Ingram was behind with an improved lap time of 57.547s.

Rory Butcher secured third in qualifying with a time of 57.550s in a trio of hatchbacks at the top three.

Reigning BTCC champion Colin Turkington was in fourth with a time of 57.552s and ahead of his teammate Tom Oliphant with his time of 57.557s.

Cammish’s teammate and BTCC veteran, Matt Neal, was behind in sixth with a time of 57.603s.

Championship-leader Ash Sutton sat in seventh with a time of 57.663s, heading into Round 16 with the maximum 60 kg ballast.

Adam Morgan in his Mercedes-Benz A Class managed a time of 57.673s ahead of Tom Chilton’s 57.694s.

Jake Hill in his older FK2 Civic Type R rounded of the top-10 with a time of 57.719s, carrying only 6 kg of ballast.

BTCC debutant Jade Edwards qualified outside the top 20 but she carries a 45 kg ‘new-driver’ ballast in her Vauxhall Astra.