Jack Goff looking to maximise qualifying in pursuit of podium

Jack Goff

MG Triple Eight Racing’s Jack Goff is looking to round off a solid first half of the 2015 season with more points and a return to the podium.

As the BTCC heads North to Croft for rounds 13, 14 and 15, Goff enters the weekend having scooped 11 point finishes from 12 races – with his best result coming at Brands Hatch where he battled Matt Neal for round three honors, ultimately settling for second place.

Revealing that his performances in qualifying to date could have been improved, the MG6 racer believes his chance of a podium will rest on how he fares in Saturday’s session.

Goff told BTCC Crazy: “This season has been a consistent one so far and since scoring a podium at Brands Hatch, I have been constantly fighting in the top eight. I do feel that I haven’t got the best out of qualifying this season and as we know it is vital in the BTCC these days.

“There are so many quick drivers and teams that anyone in the top 15 can win a race this year so if you qualify 15th you know it’s going to be a hard fought day.  I need to make sure I can maximise qualifying and make sure I’m in the top five ideally for a podium at Croft.

“We are improving the car in every race and the MG is kinder on its tyres than last year so we stand a good chance.”

Having momentarily led the reverse grid encounter at the North Yorkshire circuit last year, the 24-year-old’s best result to date at Croft in the BTCC has been a sixth.

Although the former Renault UK Clio Cup champion is yet to break into the top five around the 2.1 mile layout, Goff admits he has always enjoyed the unique challenge that Croft presents.

He said: “Croft is a great circuit as well because it’s a track that when the car is working, it’s brilliant. The Jim Clark Esses are a great section as it is really balls out.

“You have to get every last bit out of the car and yourself to find the time. The the last sector is where the RWD cars will have a fair advantage as it’s all very tight and twisty, especially traction off the last hairpin.”

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