Cammish: BTCC is ‘as tough now as it’s ever been’

Halfords Yuasa Racing driver Dan Cammish spoke on how challenging it is to win in the current state of the British Touring Car Championship.

In the 2020 campaign, Cammish finished third in the championship, just 16 points behind champion Ash Sutton.

But the 31-year-old says that the series is a challenge to be fighting at the front, with so many competitive drivers on the grid.

In an interview with the BTCC, the Honda driver said that there is now very little disparity between the cars on the grid.

“I think it’s as tough now as it’s ever been,” he said.

“People talk about the Super Touring era as the pinnacle of British Touring Cars.

“What people forget is because the costs were so high and there were so many different things going on, there was a tyre war, there was disparity between cars.

“Whereas now there’s very little disparity at all.”

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During the 2020 season, nine different drivers stood on the top step of the podium at least once.

Cammish won four races in what was a strong season for the Yorkshire driver.

However, the Halfords Yuasa Racing driver believes that this year, the grid will be incredibly competitive.

“The top-15 can win a race,” he added.

“I’ve had it in the past, I’ve won race one or two and next race you’re battling over 15th and 16th.

“That is touring car racing, it’s incredibly close down the grid.

“TOCA have done a fantastic job of the regulations and making it as fair as possible.”

In 2021, 29 drivers will compete in the championship, with a third of the grid being new-build cars.

Cammish hopes he can get off to a strong start, and will once again push for a first championship win.

The 2021 campaign will get underway at the beginning of May at Thruxton.