BRENTWOOD, England - Dan Cammish is the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Champion of Great Britain. The Leeds clinched the crown Sunday morning, extending his unbroken run of race victories to a remarkable 23 with a pole-to-flag victory at Rockingham. He is the second successive champion for the JTR team, and achieved his title win at the squad’s home circuit.
Cammish’s victory trail began at Easter at Brands Hatch, where he won the opening three rounds of the series and said: “This is about as good as it gets. It’s something I may never experience again in my career; I’ve topped every practice, led every lap… It’s unbelievable.”
Dan, 24, could not have been more wrong: he and his EcoBoost Mygale went on to sweep the board at Donington Park, Thruxton, Oulton Park, Croft, Snetterton, Knockhill and, finally, Rockingham.
It’s an extraordinary racing comeback for the Yorkshireman, who 18 months ago suffered serious injuries, including a broken pelvis, in a high-speed accident in a single-seater race in Spain. Dan’s battle to regain his fitness kept him out of racing for the rest of the season, and retirement from the sport was an option he considered.
With all thoughts of his 2012 crash banished and the title clinched, Cammish has decided to stand down from Formula Ford after Rockingham to give his rivals a chance to taste the victory champagne. His car will instead have a new young driver aboard for the races at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
The statistics of Cammish’s brilliant season make extraordinary reading: 23 wins from 23 starts, establishing new records for the most number of wins in a single season and the most consecutive victories; 22 pole positions; 19 fastest laps and 11 new lap records. Cammish led 383 of the 399 laps on his way to becoming the ninth consecutive driver of a Mygale chassis to win the British Formula Ford title.