Thruxton BTCC: Cammish takes first Team Dynamics Honda win of 2019

Dan Cammish scored his and Team Dynamics' first British Touring Car Championship victory of the 2019 season in the final Thruxton race despite heavy rain late on

Thruxton BTCC: Cammish takes first Team Dynamics Honda win of 2019

Polesitter and Vauxhall Astra driver Rob Collard had led in the early part until he slid wide to allow Cammish to move clear for a 2s victory as Honda Civics completed a clean sweep of the three races this weekend at the circuit.

Like in race two, Cammish made a sluggish getaway, which allowed the third-starting BMW of Tom Oliphant to rise into second place as Collard remained unchallenged.

The FK8 Civic Type R's strong braking performance allowed Cammish to retake second place under braking for the Club chicane while Collard held a 0.5s lead.

Light rain arrived as Cammish twice aborted manoeuvres on Collard, again on the approach to the Club chicane.

But on lap 11 of 15 - the race shortened after a clutch failure for Rory Butcher led to an aborted start - Collard slid wide on the exit of the high-speed Church right-hander.

That killed his momentum and allowed Cammish to pass for the race lead on the run to Club.

The weather deteriorated further, particularly over the first sector, with Cammish avoiding all kerbs to maintain first place in the low-grip conditions.

But he was close to 2s clear at the flag, scoring his third BTCC victory in the process.

Collard brought home his Power Maxed Racing car in second ahead of a double podium for Team Dynamics as Matt Neal climbed to third third.

Following a clutch failure in race two in which he finished second, Adam Morgan's hastily rebuilt Mercedes A-Class was a strong fourth ahead of a recovering Jason Plato.

Plato took 13th in race two, after his second-place start in the first race of the weekend was ruined by lining up incorrectly on the grid. That warranted a drivethrough penalty and he recovered to 17th.

The second PMR driver ran without success ballast and profited from a scrap between Ashley Sutton, Josh Cook and Tom Ingram to climb the order.

Race two victor Cook was sixth ahead of Oliphant, as Ingram eventually prevailed in his race-long duel with Sutton.

Andrew Jordan chipped away further at team-mate Colin Turkington's points lead with 10th, while race one winner Tordoff was 11th.

Turkington finished 13th, behind Jake Hill in his Audi S3.

Race three results

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 15 19m48.732s
2 Rob Collard Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 15 1.974s
3 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 15 4.670s
4 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 15 5.444s
5 Jason Plato Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 15 6.239s
6 Josh Cook BTC Racing Honda 15 6.585s
7 Tom Oliphant WSR BMW 15 7.814s
8 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 15 8.513s
9 Ash Sutton BMR Racing Subaru 15 8.996s
10 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 15 9.428s
11 Sam Tordoff AmD Tuning Honda 15 9.516s
12 Jake Hill Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 15 10.122s
13 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 15 10.368s
14 Daniel Rowbottom Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 15 13.177s
15 Ollie Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 15 13.857s
16 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 15 14.617s
17 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Honda 15 15.516s
18 Jack Goff Team Hard Volkswagen 15 15.831s
19 Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen 15 16.137s
20 Senna Proctor BMR Racing Subaru 15 18.315s
21 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Infiniti 15 22.077s
22 Tom Chilton Motorbase Performance Ford 15 22.409s
23 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 15 25.307s
24 Rob Smith Excelr8 Motorsport MG 15 27.089s
25 Michael Crees Team Hard Volkswagen 15 27.933s
26 Sam Osborne Excelr8 Motorsport MG 15 41.974s
27 Mark Blundell Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 15 47.026s
- Carl Boardley Team Hard Volkswagen 13 Retirement
- Nicolas Hamilton Motorbase Performance Ford 7 Retirement
- Rory Butcher AmD Tuning Honda 0 Retirement
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