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Cammish Commands Reverse Grid Third Round To Take His Brace At Donington Park

Dan Cammish takes his second win of the day for Napa Racing UK, with a lights to flag victory in race three.

Straight from the green flag there was classic BTCC drama with Nick Halstead being jostled out wide and into the gravel trap at turn one by one of the Power Maxed Astra's.

The safety car was deployed a lap later, and paraded the cars around a soaking Donington Park until the track was cleared at the end of lap four.

Adam Morgan and Sam Osbourne collided straight away at the green flag restart, and four hundred yards down the road Dan Rowbottom was pushed wide into the gravel by a charging Bobby Thompson, sending the Ford Focus tumbling down the order.

Race two winner, Tom Chilton, got his elbows out again at the restart, colliding with a resurgent Ash Sutton who climbed to 3rd place after his miserable start to his 2023 season.

All three Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astras were bumper to bumper for the large majority of the third race. Leading car Aron Taylor-Smith commanded the pace, and like a captain at the helm of a ship, guided his two younger teammates up the grid with him to finish well within the points.

After the previous contact with Rowbottom, Thompson had dropped to to fifth. Valiant efforts to defend from the ever-dangerous Sutton and Hill proved too much of a challenge for the CUPRA driver, forcing him into the upper regions of the top ten come the chequered flag.

Tom Ingram made the overtake of the day at turn one, sending Colin Turkington packing and falling into the clutches of his teammate Stephan Jelley. Next lap around, Rory Butcher attempted to emulate last years champion with little effect, sending Mickey Doble for an unwelcomed beach holiday at turn one.

Contact between Jake Hill and Turkington at the final chicane lead to many of WSR's crew to turn away from their monitors and hold their breath. The two BMW's managed to escape their escapade across the kerbs with no obvious signs of damage.

Credit: BTCC

Cammish ran away with the race in the end, with a three second gap to reigning champion, Tom Ingram.


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