Jack Goff enjoyed what was his best-ever weekend in the BTCC at Thruxton this weekend, walking away with a fourth and brace of third place finishes.
Having shown front-running pace at both Brands Hatch and Donington Park, the Eurotech Racing driver had fallen short of luck at times. That changed however at the fastest circuit in the UK as he proved to be a force to be reckoned in every session.
Hustling his Honda Civic Type R to third in qualifying, the 26-year-old shadowed the Halfords Yuasa Racing pairing of Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden to round off the podium – the first for the Independent team this year.
Losing out on repeating the feat to Tom Ingram midway through a shortened race two, Goff bounced back and underlined his ever-growing title credential with a storming drive to the rostrum in the reverse grid encounter – capping his best set of results on a race day since debuting in 2013.
“I’m really happy,” Goff said to BTCC Crazy. “That has been our first solid weekend this season where we have managed to stay out of trouble on the opening laps of each race and really cracked on. We’ve had good pace all weekend and the car has been working brilliantly, especially around the high-speed sections.
“To come away with two podiums is fantastic and a great reward for the team. There was some really good racing out there and we had to have our elbows out. What was nice was that there was a lot of respect between everyone we were racing.
“That is our best weekend since we came up into the BTCC and although you’re always left wanting more I can’t be too disappointed. We just need to build on this result now and continue moving forward.
“Oulton Park is a tough one to gauge as it is traditionally a rear-wheel-drive circuit. That being said, the Honda’s have proved that they are strong around there too so we will have to see how we get on.”
Goff heads into the fourth meeting of the season, Oulton Park, sitting sixth in the championship standings.
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