DROITWICH team ace Dan Cammish put himself in the hunt for overall Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship honours.

Cammish, scorer of eight podiums from 14 races at previous meetings, claimed Halfords Yuasa Racing’s first victory of the season in race three at Thruxton after finishes of second and fifth.

Team-mate and fellow Honda driver Matt Neal hit back from qualifying 17th to come eighth and then bag two podiums with a brace of thirds.

Cammish said: “A few hours ago I thought this was never going to happen.

“When the rain started coming down I was thinking ‘do not drop this’.

“It’s been my best ever weekend with first, second and fifth.

“We’ve been racing the BMWs and fair play to them. I’ve consistently punched above my level without the rewards until right now.

“I’m fighting back from a deficit from the first two weekends and there’s a lot of racing to go.

“I’m in one of the best seats in British motorsport.

“There’s a long line of people that want my job and I’ve got to continually prove myself and make myself better.”

Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance’s Sam Tordoff and BTC Racing’s Josh Cook secured the other race victories.

Third-placed Cammish, who is 34 points off the top, and Cook closed in on the championship-leading BMWs of Colin Turkington and Andrew Jordan. Neal is seventh overall.

Kidderminster’s BTCC rookie Dan Rowbottom, of Cataclean Racing, was 20th twice and then 14th for a share of the points.

The competition returns at Knockhill, Scotland, on September 14 and 15.