Jack Goff has today been confirmed as Triple Eight Racing’s second driver for the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Signing a one-year deal to pilot the second works-supported MG6, Goff will partner 2013 champion Andrew Jordan as the outfit looks to defend the manufacturer/constructor title they clinched last year.
Having graduated into the series two years ago after clinching the Renault UK Clio Cup title the year before, Goff has made steady progress with a number of top tens and took a memorable podium at the 2013 series final.
Now stepping into spotlight further with his move to the 23-times champions,Goff is relishing the opportunity to cut his teeth behind the wheel of the front running NGTC machine.
Speaking on the move, Goff said: “It’s a thrill to start the season in the quickest front-wheel drive car on the grid. Obviously as a kid growing up, driving for a works team is the pinnacle.
“I’m chuffed that we’re working with Triple Eight and MG, over the course of the past three years they’ve shown that the MG is a race winner and a championship contender.
“This is an important step in my career and I have come here expecting to win races. I know what it takes to do that, I’ve shown my ability in the Clio Cup, and now I have a BTCC car and team that will give me a platform to challenge from.
“There’s a really good buzz at Triple Eight; you walk around the factory and there are so many trophies and references to winning in the BTCC. Add that to having a former BTCC champion in Andrew (Jordan) in the team, it really gives me a lot of confidence for the year ahead.”
The Buckinghamshire-based driver added: “This is an unforgettable moment that I owe to all of those who have supported me – my family, my friends, and of course my partners 5 Star Cases, AC Entertainment Technologies, The HSL Group & RCIB Insurance, who without their help, I wouldn’t be on the grid this year.”
Goff’s first day behind of the wheel of his new car takes place at Donington Park on Wednesday 4th March where he will complete the first of four pre-season tests.
“This year we’ve got four days of testing planned before the first race, and it will actually be the first time I’ve properly run at the media day; we’ve never really got on track at it before,” Goff explained.
“I just can’t wait for my first run in the MG6; I got a taste of what to expect when I had my seat fitting recently and I’ve spoken to Andy (Jordan) too. Bring on 2015!”
The official unveiling of the Goff’s livery is to take place at the Season Launch on the 24th March and it is believed to be a bold, new design which differs from that of previous years.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography