Jack Goff will start third for the opening 16-lap encounter around Thruxton tomorrow but admits pole position was within grasp had it not been a lock-up at the final chicane.
Proving to be the perennial pace-setter around the ultra-fast circuit, the Eurotech Racing driver was little over a tenth of a second off the the Halfords Yuasa Racing duo of Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden come the end of the pole position shootout.
Looking ahead to race one, the 25-year-old is optimistic of converting his healthy grid spot into a strong result as he bids to take the battle to the works Honda’s.
He said: “If I’m honest, I wanted a bit more there and pole position was definitely in the car, but I locked up and missed the chicane when I was three tenths-of-a-second up on my quickest lap.
“Our race pace seems strong too – we showed that in both free practice sessions and did more than a full race run in FP1 – so it’s all about getting a clean start and clean first lap and with Gordon [Shedden] carrying maximum ballast, hopefully we can then pick him off and go from there.”
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