Jack Goff has shared his delight at claiming his maiden British Touring Car pole position, admitting it still hasn’t sunk in yet.
Goof emerged as the man to beat in qualifying at Snetterton as he produced a scintillating lap to finish more than four tenths ahead of his nearest challenger, Colin Turkington.
Setting a best time of 1:55.768 in his Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R, the 26-year-old was left over the moon despite feeling he could have gone even quicker.
“That was a great result,” said Goff to BTCC Crazy. “There was a 55.5 in the car but I lost a little bit of time at the hairpin which cost us. That being said, it is fantastic to finally take my first pole position in the BTCC although it is yet to properly sink in.
“We were scratching our heads a little after practice as the car wasn’t in the sweet spot but the team worked hard and found the problem.
“This is for them [the team] though as they have been working flat out over the summer break. We were close to the front during the opening events so to come out showing this kind of pace is really encouraging after a few barron rounds.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s trio of races, Goff is wary that he will be in for a tough fight at the front given that there are two rear-wheel-drive machines lining up second and third.
He explained: “Ideally we need to beat them off the line so I will need to pull off a solid start. Our race pace should be strong though but it won’t be easy, it never is in the BTCC.
“I decided to wear my 2015 race boots that I wore when I won here and they seem to have given me a tenth or two. I’m hoping they will bring me a bit more speed tomorrow!”
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