2020 BTCC title contender Dan Cammish will make a guest return at Thruxton this weekend to take the third seat with BTC Racing.
Cammish, who looked set to remain with Team Dynamics this year before making a shock exit from the team and off the grid, will make a swift return to the series in BTC Racing’s Honda Civic Type-R FK8.
The news comes five days after the team confirmed they would part ways with Michael Crees, just one week ahead of the season start, meaning Cammish will be BTC’s temporary replacement driver.
The 32-year-old is of course no stranger to the Honda, it being the car he drove for three seasons with Team Dynamics, finishing third in the overall standings in both 2019 and 2020.
With the announcement, Steve Dudman, BTC Racing Team Principal, said the squad is “elated” to have the Leeds born driver onboard.
“We are absolutely elated to have Dan in the car and joining us for Thruxton, it’s not only fantastic news for BTC Racing but for the championship as a whole too,” he said.
“Anybody who has watched the BTCC over the last three years knows Dan’s quality, speed and tenacity.
“He was very unlucky not to have won the championship a couple of years ago, he’s a driver with incredible pedigree.
“When the third car became available so close to the opening weekend of the season, I wanted to ensure we had an experienced and highly successful driver joining us for Thruxton.
“I think we can safely say, Dan fits that particular bill perfectly and we cannot wait to work with him this weekend.”
Cammish will also contest the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2021, after not being able to secure another seat in the BTCC following his departure from Team Dynamics.
The eight-time BTCC race winner’s appearance at Thruxton will allow Dudman to evaluate drivers who can be the full-time contender in BTC Racing’s third car.