Trial, error and success at the BTCC’s most recent two-day official test has left Jack Goff confident of returning to the podium this weekend at Snetterton.
Entering the sixth event of the season sitting 11th in the standings, the Eurotech Racing driver has notched two rostrum finishes to date but has been out of luck in recent rounds, scoring just one point in the last six races.
Wracking up miles at the Norfolk circuit earlier this month, Goff is optimistic that the lessons learnt there will put them in a strong position to get back towards contending at the front of the grid.
Speaking ahead of the weekend, Goff said: “Following on from the two day tyre test at Snetterton a few weeks ago I am heading into this weekend full of confidence.
“We were able to try a few set-up changes that we hadn’t had time to try so far this season; some didn’t work and got put to one side, however some really did work and it’s cured some of our underlying issues we had so far this season and even going back to last season for the team.
“At the first three weekends we had really strong qualifying pace with one of the cars being on the front two rows in every qualifying session, but I feel our downfall was our race pace. This is what we worked on at the test and found big improvements.”
Returning to the scene of his maiden BTCC victory in 2015 too, the 26-year-old is ready to once again duke it out in Britain’s toughest series, outlining his objectives clearly.
The one-time race winner explained: “We are wanting to improve our position in the Independents Championship and also get back on the podium. I feel we have a good chance but we all know how competitive the BTCC is this year so it certainly won’t be easy.
“Eurotech have been working flat out back at the workshop still over the summer break, looking at the smallest of details that can find us some extra pace.
“I believe qualifying will be vital to a strong weekend once again so we will be going all out to try and secure a strong grid position for race one.”
Goff will have a new driver partnering him for the remainder of the season too, with Jeff Smith’s son Brett replacing him as continues to recover from the injuries sustained at Croft.
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