DROITWICH team driver Dan Cammish was just over a lap away from becoming the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship overall victor for the first time.

But the Halfords Yuasa Racing ace's first mechanical setback of the season struck in the final race at Brands Hatch when his brakes failed and sent him spiralling into the barriers.

Cammish had won the opener after surging from 12th in the Honda Civic Type R with team-mate Matt Neal second in changeable conditions.

He then led the standings with a third-placed finish in the second contest in Kent which was won by Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Ash Sutton.

But the final race woe meant Team BMW's Colin Turkington was crowned a record-equalling four-time BTCC champion by just two points after coming home sixth.

Cammish only needed to finish eighth for a maiden title and had previously been the only driver to complete every single racing lap this year.

However, he had to make do with third place level on points with BMW Pirtek Racing's Andrew Jordan in second although his Droitwich outfit claimed the team title.

BTCC legend Jason Plato won the final race for Bidford-on-Avon's Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing.

Leeds-born Cammish, 30, said: “You can’t write that sort of finish. I think I would have sealed it in the position I was in.

"It’s disappointing obviously and it will take a little time to sink in that I’ve lost it in that fashion.

"We’ve done a lot of racing and I’m proud of our achievements and that performance in race one was one of my best.

"It’s a long year, it’s a lot of sacrifice and it’s tough on everyone to come within two points of winning the championship.

"I’ll come back stronger. I’ve given it my all but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

Neal, who finished ninth overall, was fourth in race two and then 13th.

Kidderminster's Dan Rowbottom rounded out his maiden season with a points-scoring effort in the second race.

The Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport driver was 18th and 15th in his two finishes to come 27th overall.