Jack Goff has secured his seat on the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship grid after inking a deal to partner Jeff Smith at Eurotech Racing.
The 25-year-old moves to his fourth team in as many years and will pilot a Honda Civic Type R, reverting back to front-wheel-drive after a solitary campaign with West Surrey Racing.
Having opening admitted recently that he was working on securing a budget to remain on the grid, Goff is relishing the prospect of what can be achieved behind the wheel of the car that has triumphed the last two years.
Goff said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for both myself and all of my loyal sponsors. I have been fortunate to have raced with many successful teams during my short time in the BTCC and having met the Eurotech Racing team and visited it’s very impressive facilities, it is already very clear they have all the personnel and resources to give me a great chance to be fighting for championship honours in 2017.
“The car is a proven winner, with Gordon having won the past two championships and with the Swindon engine I think we have a very competitive package for the 2017 season.
“I am under no illusions that the championship is going to be as competitive as ever this season and there is going to be a large number of drivers fighting for the trophy, come Brands Hatch in October, we just need to make sure we are mathematically in contention.
“I must say a huge thank you to all of my loyal sponsors and Eurotech Racing for giving me this opportunity.”
“We are delighted to have been able to put together a deal with Jack,” said Eurotech Team Principal Jeff Smith. “We have been in talks with many drivers over the winter which has been a long process, but we wanted to get it right. Our aim was always to put a talented young gun in to the second seat which we have undoubtedly managed to achieve with Jack.
“We have been impressed with the performance and professionalism he has shown over the past few seasons in the BTCC and are confident that Jack’s race craft combined with our Type R will be a force to be reckoned with.
“We know our cars are capable of winning the Championship and with Jack’s proven ability we are confident this is an achievable goal. We have a comprehensive pre-season testing programme in place and will hit the ground running, from the first round at Brands Hatch – we intend to be on the podium.”
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