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Two dynamic and youthful brands, LAPIZTA and Function Jigsaw, have joined forces with up-and-coming British racing driver Cameron Twynham for his 2014 EuroFormula Open campaign.

Following a successful European F3 Open debut in 2013, the 18-year-old from Market Harborough graduates to the re-christened series’ top tier this season with Team West-Tec, for whom he finished second in last year’s Copa Class.

American watchmaker LAPIZTA – who count three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and Penske IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves as an ambassador – are committed to sharing their passion for extreme sports and lifestyles through their similarly adventurous timepiece designs. The deal sees its logos appearing on LAPIZTA Crew member Cameron’s Dallara F312 single-seater, as well as its watches on his wrist, throughout the season.

The BRDC Rising Star and MSA Academy member will also receive backing from Leicestershire-based Function Jigsaw, a performance-focused company that specialises in sports testing and rehabilitation. Having previously worked with Team GB’s Winter Olympic athletes, World Superbike riders, elite rugby players and professional footballers, their expertise will now prove invaluable to maintaining Twynham’s fitness levels behind the wheel.

LAPIZTA and Function Jigsaw join existing partners Geodis Wilson, High5 Sports Nutrition and Mitchell Rubber Europe as valued supporters of Twynham’s 2014 programme.

Cameron Twynham: “I’m delighted to be working with these diverse and energetic partners throughout the season. With LAPIZTA, an ambitious lifestyle brand, it’s an amazing privilege to become one of their Crew alongside Helio, while Function Jigsaw’s proven expertise in physiotherapy will be vital in improving my overall fitness levels this year. I’m especially proud to be working with and promoting a local company on the international stage.”

Mauricio Acevedo, LAPIZTA Executive Vice President: “We are thrilled to welcome Cameron to the LAPIZTA Crew. He combines top performance with a true deep-seated passion for motorsports, the precise qualities embroiled in our racing watch collection. With his young, bold and fearless attitude, Cameron embraces and identifies with LAPIZTA’s core values and together we hope to spread that Infinite Passion with motorsport aficionados.”

Julie Hayton, Function Jigsaw Clinical Director: “We are pleased and proud to bring our multidisciplinary approach to Cameron’s preparation and athlete development. Our passion for sports recovery and progression has brought us to the forefront of our field. Applying our knowledge to both Cameron as an individual and his support team will hopefully benefit and enhance their overall performance.”

Meanwhile, Twynham’s impact closer to home has been recognised with the Pride of Harborough award for raising the town’s profile, while also receiving recognition in the Young Achiever of the Year category.

“To win one award and be amongst the finalists of another is incredible,” he added. “Beating The Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn was certainly unexpected! I’m always very proud to represent the town through my racing career, so hopefully I can do Market Harborough justice in 2014.”

This season’s EuroFormula Open campaign kicks off at the Nurburgring in Germany on May 3/4.

Cameron TwynhamBRDC Rising Star Cameron Twynham continued his preparations for this year’s EuroFormula Open campaign with an encouraging display in the opening Winter Series round at Paul Ricard on Saturday (March 1).

The 18-year-old from Market Harborough made an excellent start to his weekend during Friday testing, overcoming small technical problems to record the day’s fastest lap during the second session. That dominance continued in the wet third session when the Team West-Tec driver set a blistering time that only two of his rivals managed to get within a second of.

Saturday’s qualifying session therefore promised much, before a problem with his car’s Electronic Control Unit – which significantly impacted on straight-line speed – hampered preparations during the morning’s final practice.

Unbowed, Twynham pulled out all the stops in qualifying to set a lap good enough for fourth on the grid and only 0.310sec shy of pole position. Having registered his personal best through sector one and the session’s quickest through the second, only a small error towards the end of the lap cost him a place on the front row. But by going a second quicker than he’d managed in testing, the MSA Academy ace was still understandably pleased with the effort.

“My pace on Friday was brilliant, and to top the timesheets for the first time was a great feeling,” enthused Twynham. “With the upgraded engines in 2014, we will all experience a few problems here and there and it seems I had my fair share this weekend. But my engineer Jonathan Kennard and coach Ollie Millroy did an incredible job of pinpointing the problem on Saturday morning and getting me ready for qualifying.

“The session was easily the best of my career, and I was very close to cracking the top-two, although I’ve still not put a full lap together with a car that is fully operational, so there’s still plenty more to find.”

Come the afternoon’s race, Twynham initially made a superb start only to lose momentum avoiding a sluggish Alex Palou, which relegated him to fifth by the end of lap one. Despite this, the leading Team West-Tec driver managed to hold off the Spaniard thanks to some great defensive driving over the 14-lap contest, providing plenty of positives ahead of the final Winter Series round and upcoming EuroFormula Open season.

“I’m incredibly happy with how the weekend went, although the race proved to be a defensive exercise to maintain fifth as I didn’t have the right set-up, but I enjoyed the battle nonetheless,” explained Twynham. “I exceeded my targets for this weekend, which gives me enormous confidence going into the second round of the Winter Series at Barcelona.

“I have to thank all my family and sponsors for their incredible support this weekend, in addition to all my fans on social media who also showed incredible faith in me once again.”

The final round of the Winter Series takes place at Barcelona on March 14/15, giving Twynham another opportunity to prepare for the first EuroFormula Open event at the Nurburgring on May 2-4.

Cameron TwynhamUp and coming British racing driver Cameron Twynham will enter the new season as a BRDC Rising Star after his breakthrough 2013 campaign was recognised by the British Racing Drivers’ Club.

The Market Harborough teenager is currently preparing to move into the top tier of Euroformula Open (formerly European F3 Open) with the same Team West-Tec squad that helped him finish runner-up in last season’s Copa Class.

The 18-year-old follows in the footsteps of Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in gaining the distinction after being scouted by a member of the ‘Rising Stars Panel’. Indeed, the scheme has a track record of promoting only the most promising individuals, with Twynham’s selection coming just three months after he was added to the MSA Academy.

What’s more, Twynham will carry the BRDC Rising Star’s instantly recognisable blue roundel on his car throughout the 2014 season.

“The Rising Stars news came as a bit of a shock; I didn’t know anything about it until I received a letter in the post asking me to attend an interview,” admitted Twynham. “I’d like to think they chose me for my performances last season. 2013 went really well, and it will be very important to use the BRDC Rising Stars title this year. It will certainly be an advantage in terms of networking, as we will have a much better idea of who to speak with, and I think it will be good for my career overall.”

Unwilling to rest on his laurels, Twynham was busy preparing for the upcoming season in Jerez, Spain, last weekend where he gained valuable mileage in the Dallara F312 chassis he will campaign this year.

Further testing takes place at Paul Ricard next Friday (February 28) ahead of Twynham’s first competitive outing of the year just a day later when the Euroformula Open Winter Series begins. The former French Grand Prix venue has proven a happy hunting ground before, with the Brit scoring his maiden F3 victory there in 2013.

“I was really happy with how testing went, though we still need to work on the set-up. We are constantly improving, but there is a lot more to come. The F312 chassis is totally different, and it will take some getting used to how it handles in the corners.

“That said, I think we can instantly be on the pace at Paul Ricard. And hopefully we can make the podium again, just as I did in my first F3 race there in the 2013 Winter Series. Of course winning, like we managed in the main series’ opening round last season, would be even better, but it’s important to bear in mind that we’ll be treating it as a test session to prepare for the new season. We’ll be doing a lot of work between now and the first race to ensure we are in the best possible position for the opening Euroformula round in May.”

Following the conclusion of the two-round Winter Series at Paul Ricard and Barcelona (14/15 March) Euroformula Open travels to the Nurburgring in Germany for its opening event on May 2-4.

Cameron TwynhamCameron Twynham will graduate to the European F3 Open Championship Class in 2014 after agreeing a deal to remain with Team West-Tec.

The 17-year-old from Market Harborough, who finished runner-up in the same series’ junior Copa Class this year, has taken the logical decision to stay with the highly successful British squad for his first full season aboard Dallara’s newest specification Formula 3 car, the F312.

Remaining with the Corby-based outfit – the most decorated in F3 Open history – also offers Twynham the potential to contest selected FIA Formula 3 European Championship rounds, as well as the blue riband Macau Grand Prix at the end of the year.

And it’s those opportunities, as well as his and the team’s existing rapport, which ultimately swayed the MSA Academy ace to challenge for the outright F3 Open title.

“We spent a long time weighing up all the options out there but came to the conclusion that a year of learning the new car in a winning environment that I’m already accustomed to was the best bet for 2014,” confirmed Twynham. “It will be Team West-Tec’s eighth year in F3 Open and they’ll be coming off the back of a championship-winning campaign, so there’s absolutely no question marks over their experience or pedigree. The fact that I’ll be working with the same engineers and staff is also a big bonus. All the pieces are in place for a successful season.”

Importantly, Twynham can call on existing knowledge of the newer chassis when he begins testing ahead of next season:

“I drove the car at the Brands Hatch British F3 round earlier this year and also during a couple of test sessions, so it won’t be completely alien to me. But even though I already feel comfortable there’s still a pretty big step between the Copa and Championship classes, which I’ll need to prepare for initially. We’re still aiming to win the title in our first season, though. I’m feeling confident.”

Team Principal John Miller, who oversaw Twynham’s title challenge this year, added: “We are delighted to re-sign Cameron for 2014. He was the pick of the rookie Copa drivers this season so it was always a priority of ours to retain him. After such a successful year in 2013, with the team winning 11 of 18 F3 Open races, we are putting together a very strong line-up for 2014 and I’m sure Cameron is going to be challenging at the very front of the field with Team West-Tec. I know everyone is really looking forward to that.”

Following a comprehensive pre-season testing schedule Cameron’s F3 Open title bid will begin at the Nurburgring in Germany on May 2-4.

Cameron TwynhamUp and coming British racing driver Cameron Twynham ended his European F3 Open campaign as Copa Class championship runner-up last weekend thanks to a ninth podium of the year at the Barcelona season finale.

The 17-year-old went into the event with only an outside chance of overturning the 13-point deficit that would have landed him the title, and was ultimately forced to settle for second in the standings after the opening race on Saturday.

Twynham had put himself in contention to fight for a much-needed victory during morning qualifying by going third fastest. But unlike his rivals, the Team West-Tec driver had used just one set of tyres during the session, ensuring he would start the afternoon’s race on completely fresh rubber.

Initially that bold decision looked like paying off, with Twynham setting fastest lap of the race in his pursuit of the leaders. However, the newer tyres soon began to fall away – inexplicably far quicker than those used by others during qualifying – leaving the MSA Academy driver powerless to finish any higher than fourth in class.

With the championship mathematically out of reach, the Market Harborough racer focused on securing second place in the standings, which was now under threat from race one winner Tommaso Menchini whose team frequently use Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for testing. Sensing the danger, Twynham again qualified strongly in third directly behind the Italian, before pulling off an exceptional passing manoeuvre around the outside of the final hairpin on the opening lap of Sunday’s race.

Despite the high rate of tyre degradation, which produced lap times some five seconds slower than qualifying, Twynham was still shadowing the leader at half-distance when he was hit from behind by Menchini, forcing him wide at one of the final corners. While his Dallara F308 was fortunate not to sustain terminal damage, the compromised exit saw Cameron lose crucial momentum and second position.

Thereafter Twynham was more than content to protect his third place and the six points that would secure his runner-up position in the standings.

“We all really struggled with the tyres this weekend,” explained Twynham. “Considering we’d used the same set throughout qualifying I was very confident of making up the difference on fresher rubber in Saturday’s race, but the grip levels just fell away after five or six laps. The car lost its balance and I was really struggling towards the end to just stay on track. It wasn’t a great way to concede the title but the tyres were gone.

“On Sunday we essentially had nothing to lose, and I was going along very well in second when I was hit from behind. The contact was enough to break the rear wing and part of the floor, and forced me to run wide, lose momentum out of the corner and get passed along the main straight. After that it was important to sit tight and make sure of third, especially as the tyres were again getting past their best.”

Despite just falling short of the Copa Class title, Twynham was nevertheless pleased with his season’s work.

“It was always going to be tough this weekend as, even if I’d won both races, the championship leader was probably going to need a non-score,” he added. “He’s raced here several times before so that was unlikely, and in any case that’s not the way I’d like to have won it. Finishing second is still a fantastic achievement, especially considering the difference in experience between the champion and me, not to mention the rest of the field. I’ve learnt a lot and will be taking that, as well as all the positives, into next season.

“Congratulations to Richard [Gonda] though: he’s had an excellent year. I’d also like to thank Team West-Tec and my coach Ollie Millroy, as well as my commercial partners and family for their hard work throughout the season.”

An excellent record of 16 podium finishes and two victories from 23 races* in his first year of F3 competition has proven Twynham’s credentials as a star of the future. Now, with the help of his family and partners, he will spend the next couple of months assessing his options for the 2014 season.

*Full season of European F3 Open and selected British F3 rounds.

Photo by www.fotospeedy.it

Cameron TwynhamCameron Twynham’s hopes of clinching the European F3 Open Copa Class crown received a boost late last week when the 17-year-old Briton was confirmed as an MSA Academy driver.

The Market Harborough resident, who retains a chance of winning the title at this weekend’s season finale in Barcelona, has already sought advice from the scheme designed to aid rising stars, which was established by the UK’s officially sanctioned motorsport body in 2008.

A stellar first season racing Formula 3 machinery has helped Twynham catch the eye of MSA bosses, whose Academy programme is a development pathway designed to foster Britain’s most promising young drivers.

Academy candidates are assessed on the basis of talent, potential and their willingness to work with the MSA in order to improve all aspects of their performance, both on and off track. Having met all three criteria, Twynham will now spend time attending workshops that focus on a broad range of topics, from lifestyle and fitness to the tactical nous and situation analysis a modern racing driver requires. There will also be support available from a dedicated Performance Management structure and qualified coaches.

Twynham is confident that the Academy’s facilities and programmes will help him improve still further next year.

“Being selected as an MSA Academy driver is a fantastic achievement and one that I’m sure will help me to take the next step in 2014,” he said. “The MSA Academy does a great job helping to prepare and improve young drivers, so I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and learning as much as I can. The fact that selection is based on performance and potential is very important to me as I’ve worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months or so to put myself in this position. By recognising that, the MSA Academy has provided me with even greater motivation and means to succeed.”

MSA Academy Coordinator Greg Symes explained that a combination of factors played their part in Twynham’s selection.

“Cameron is one of those drivers who has stood out since graduating to cars in 2012. He was first identified as a potential candidate when racing in the InterSteps series last year after the MSA ran a performance master class programme for its drivers. That, coupled with his excellent results this year, as well as a personal recommendation from Team UK driver Jack Harvey, guaranteed his place on the Academy. It’s there to offer advise where the drivers feel they most need assistance, so that ranges from having someone acting as a sounding board on the phone right through to us putting a bespoke programme of workshops in place. Whatever Cam feels is relevant we’ll try to provide.”

The final round of this season’s European F3 Open campaign is live on Motors TV this weekend, with coverage of Saturday’s race airing at 13:50 and Sunday’s starting at 12:05 GMT.

Cameron TwynhamUp and coming British racing driver Cameron Twynham heads to the European F3 Open season finale in Barcelona next weekend (8-10 November) still hopeful of challenging for the Copa Class title.

The 17-year-old from Market Harborough has been a championship contender since the first round of the year but endured a luckless weekend at Monza last time out, leaving him 13 points adrift of top spot. With only 20 still available from the final two races at Circuit de Catalunya, Twynham is well aware of the task at hand.

“I’m under no illusions as to how difficult it will be to clinch the Copa crown in Spain, but that won’t stop me from going out all guns blazing,” he confirmed. “Realistically I need to win both races in order to have any chance, so I’ll be in maximum attack mode. Any other approach simply won’t do.”

To that end Twynham can take comfort from the raw pace he and his Team West-Tec-run Dallara F308 demonstrated at the ultra-fast Monza circuit where he comfortably qualified on pole among the newer F312 machinery.

“Monza was tough as the hard work I’d put in over the previous couple of months didn’t really pay off. We were leading the championship and had qualified on pole, but that first race just didn’t go to plan and from there things started to unravel.

“But all in all, regardless of what happens in Barcelona, I think we can be proud of the season as a whole. Looking back over the year there are moments where I know we lost points, but also those where we outperformed the car or overcame difficulties. My chief rival has a lot more experience than me, and although I obviously want to win the championship, finishing second would still represent a good return.”

While the prospect of overhauling that 13-point deficit will be at the forefront of his mind during the coming week, last Monday (October 28) was all about keeping one eye on the future when Twynham made the considerable step up in performance by sampling a Zele Racing-prepared Auto GP single-seater for the first time.

Travelling to Jerez for the championship’s official post-season test day, Cameron quickly settled in behind the wheel of the 550bhp machine despite the significant increase in both power and downforce.

“No question, the Auto GP car was absolutely awesome,” enthused Twynham. “I was on-track all day and covered a lot of laps. The jump in performance was very noticeable at first, especially the throttle response. There’s just no comparison between it and an F3 car. So I was patient, built my confidence step by step and was soon turning quick lap times. The team were happy and I didn’t make any silly mistakes. It was a great day and has given me a lot to think about for next year.”

Don’t forget Motors TV has live coverage of both European F3 Open races next weekend, with Saturday’s coverage beginning at 13:50 and Sunday’s starting at 12:05 GMT.

Barcelona weekend schedule*

Friday 8 November:
Free Practice 1: 09:00 – 09:30
Free Practice 2: 12:20 – 12:50
Free Practice 3: 17:10 – 17:40

Saturday 9 November:
Qualifying 1: 11:10 – 11:40
Race 1: 15:00 (17 laps)

Sunday 10 November:
Qualifying 2: 09:15 – 09:45
Race 2: 13:20 (17 laps)

*All times local

Photo by Zele Racing

Cameron TwynhamEuropean F3 Open Copa Class title contender Cameron Twynham will sample Auto GP machinery for the first time next Monday (October 28) when he teams up with the Zele Racing squad at the championship’s official test day in Jerez, Spain.

The combination of Lola BO5/52 chassis and Zytek ZA1348 engine, which produces some 550bhp, will be a significant hike in performance compared to the F3 single-seater he has raced this year. Nevertheless, the 17-year-old from Market Harborough is confident of making a strong impression at a circuit where he scored a podium finish earlier this season.

“This is a massive step up in power, more than double what my current F3 car produces in fact, so I will be treating the Auto GP single-seater with the respect it deserves,” said Twynham. “These cars look and sound incredible, and I cannot wait to get out on track to see what they can do. This is an excellent chance for me to test the car and I can’t thank Zele Racing or my personal management team enough for organising the opportunity at such short notice.”

Zele Racing Team Principal, Michael Zele, added: “We’re really happy to have Cameron with us for official Auto GP testing at Jerez next week. His performances in F3 Open have progressed really well throughout the year and we’re delighted to have another promising and very talented driver in our team.”

To see and, more importantly, hear the Auto GP single seater in action, check out this video from Monza: http://youtu.be/ZXqn4teIEDY

Cameron TwynhamCameron Twynham produced his most impressive qualifying display of the European F3 Open season at Italian Grand Prix venue Monza last weekend (5-6 October) but was ultimately left frustrated by two eventful race outings.

The Market Harborough driver made the paddock sit up and take notice in Saturday morning’s rain-affected qualifying session when he secured a commanding maiden Copa Class pole position and, perhaps more impressively, placed his car eighth overall on the grid highly-competitive grid. Indeed, had it not been for a brief off with two laps of his run remaining, he could have been among the overall top-five.

This represented an incredible effort from Twynham, who had never seen the Italian track before opening practice, and enjoys added significance as the first pole position of his fledgling single-seater racing career.

Unfortunately the race would not bring the same level of celebration. On lap two Twynham and a rival collided, tipping both into a costly spin. This dropped Twynham to last place, but the youngster was quick to resume his charge and was soon the fastest Copa car on-track. Passing several rivals on his way back up the order, Twynham had climbed all the way to fourth spot as the race reached its closing stages.

Now sensing a remarkable return to the podium was on the cards, the Team West-Tec driver made a move on the third-placed car only to be turned in on, costing him further positions. He would finally come home in fifth spot, securing points from what had been a bruising race.

Sunday’s second qualifying would prove challenging as Twynham was unable to pick up an aerodynamic tow from a rival car on Monza’s long pit-straight. This cost the Brit an incredible 1.6 seconds, leaving him to settle for fourth place on the grid.

More rain fell ahead of the race, leaving the track damp but deemed dry enough for slicks. However during the formation lap Cameron – as well as a number of his rivals – decided that wet-weather rubber was the correct call, duly ducking into the pits to make the change.

Initially this proved to be the right course of action, with the wet-shod cars making clear gains on their slick rivals, but as the race progressed the track dried significantly. That left a frustrated Twynham unable to do better than sixth, despite knowing he had the pace to be among the podium-challenging cars.

Cameron Twynham: “The weekend began as well as we could have hoped. The lap came together perfectly for me and I was very pleased to get my first series pole. After that we were hoping for big things.

“Unfortunately the early collision cost me a shot at the race one win and, with hindsight, I feel I should have played the long game and given up the position. The upshot was that I dropped to last, but after this I was the quickest Copa car out there and almost made it back to the podium. Then when I made a move for P3 I was turned in on, which dropped me back to fifth.

“During second qualifying I couldn’t find a tow and at Monza that’s really, really costly. Then on the formation lap we made the decision to switch to wets. Initially they felt better, but as the race progressed we lost pace on the slick runners and it held us back. And of course, five minutes after the chequered flag, the heavens opened! It just goes to show that with decisions like this the difference between victory and defeat is incredibly small.

“Overall this weekend will be an important part of my learning learning curve. Taking my first pole position in a single-seater on Saturday was clearly a highlight as well, so it wasn’t all bad. The championship now looks a little more difficult with just one round to go, but we’ll be giving it our all in Spain next month. As ever, thanks to my sponsors and fans for their continued support.”

Twynham’s season-ending F3 Open encounter takes place at Circuit de Catalunya over the weekend of 9/10 November.

Cameron TwynhamCameron Twynham moved to the top of the European F3 Open Copa Class standings thanks to his second victory of the season at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit last weekend.

That was some achievement given this was the Market Harborough driver’s maiden visit to the revered Belgian Grand Prix venue which boasts the feared Eau Rouge and Pouhon corners amid its fast and flowing 4.3-mile layout. Indeed, the weekend’s second race would serve as a reminder of the circuit’s potential pitfalls…

With just six points between Twynham and the championship top spot ahead of this season’s final three rounds, Spa represented an ideal opportunity to claw back even more ground. And the Team West-Tec driver duly obliged during the weekend’s opening race on Saturday.

Spa’s daunting 20-turn rollercoaster had posed few problems during the morning’s qualifying session, with Twynham claiming an excellent second on the grid. A customary strong start then helped the 17-year-old immediately vault into the class lead at La Source, an advantage he would maintain over the first six laps.

After looking comfortable out front a problem with the left-rear tyre began to dramatically affect his car’s handling. But with crucial championship points at stake he battled on, stoutly defending his position over the remaining laps to notch up victory and, with it, assume the championship lead by four points.

“Initially I didn’t realise I’d won!” revealed Twynham. “With my car handling so badly I was unable to hold off one of the other Copa cars and thought I was second. It wasn’t until I got back to the pits that I realised the driver was actually unlapping himself, which made me the winner. To score victory at a circuit as special as Spa on my very first appearance here is a fantastic feeling, especially given how hard I’d fought with the tyre problem for much of the race. Dunlop introduced a new softer compound this weekend and, as normal, we decided to run two sets in qualifying and then one of those for the first race. Unbeknown to us the extra mileage meant it wasn’t capable of lasting the distance, so while everyone around me – including my main title rivals – started with a fresh set and were fine, by mid-race I had run out of grip.”

Sunday morning’s qualifying session took place in wet conditions, another new experience for Twynham whose response was to set the fastest lap by over a second before red flags temporarily halted the session. When it resumed the drying track would benefit those last to set a time, and although Cameron improved to provisionally claim pole, two subsequent late laps from others would push him down to third, albeit still ahead of his championship rivals.

Come the race any thoughts of adding to his championship lead were swiftly eradicated when a heavy accident at Les Combes on the opening lap necessitated a Safety Car. As the leaders braked hard those in the tightly bunched pack behind were unable to react quickly enough.

“Everyone was very close together and although I hit the brakes in time those behind weren’t as quick,” recounts Cameron. “Someone went right over the back of my car and began to roll, while the chain reaction continued across the track. We were very lucky that no one was seriously injured. A lot of people came off worse than me but my car was wrecked and out on the spot.”

With his main championship rival finishing fourth, the pair head to Monza in Italy on October 5/6 joint top of the standings, with a total of 40 points still available from the remaining two rounds.

“Overall I’m really happy with the weekend,” added Cameron. “We couldn’t have achieved anything more given the circumstances and have successfully closed the championship gap. Consistency will be key over the final four races so it’s imperative that we finish well in all of them. We’re now right in contention.”

Click here to see the multi-car accident that forced Cameron to retire from Sunday’s race.