The Team Dynamics Motorsport squad headed to Knockhill to continue their pre-season preparations for the Kwik Fit British
Touring Car Championship which kicks off at Donington Park on the weekend of 28-29 March – a mere 25 days away.
Matt Neal sat out proceedings as he still recovers from a cycling accident in which he damaged his shoulder and punctured a lung. That left triple BTCC champ Gordon Shedden and 2019 Championship title
contender Dan Cammish to run through the team’s testing programme.
Matt, admits that he’s not the greatest patient and is eager to get behind the wheel in what will be his 30th year in the BTCC. He and Dunc discuss a wide range of topics including the injury, his career and coming so close to winning the title last year.
Whilst, Matt and co poured over data from the test schedule, it was Dan and Gordon who would do the physical driving. Interestingly for Shedden, he had never driven the FK8 Honda before testing started last week. And, add into the mix it was also the first time the former WTCR driver had driven a Touring Car on Knockhill’s new surface. Dunc caught up with him midway through the day to discuss his progress in the car and the adjustments he’s had to make to the UK tracks and of course back to a British Touring Car.
Given that Dan Cammish came so close to the title last year, after an admittedly poor start, he’s determined to leave no stone unturned in his pursuit of the coveted BTCC crown this year, his third season in behind the wheel of the Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda.
“After last season, there is no-doubt in my mind that I’m a fully fledged Touring Car driver and I’m very happy with the environment I’m in,” said Cammish. Who recently signed a 3-year deal with the Team Dynamics squad to remain in the BTCC.
The team, have stayed on at Knockhill for another day of testing to continue their development programme and will head south in search of more tracktime before the official season launch at the end of March. The Knockhill team will be heading to the pre-season test at Silverstone, where all the teams will get a close up look at their competition for the 2020 season. Hopefully, we’ll catch back up with the Dynamics squad as they near the end of their pre-season routine.
Tickets for the Knockhill BTCC round can be booked online – subject to pre-booking discounts via the link below.
Hope to see you here, it’s 179 days away, but as soon as the motorsport season starts, 29/30 will August be here before you know it.