Jack Goff was left over the moon after taking his second BTCC win at Silverstone this past weekend, a first for Eurotech Racing since Jeff Smith took over in 2015.
More than two years on since his last win in the series, the 26-year-old produced a superlative performance at the Northamptonshire circuit to firstly take pole position by just 0.001 ahead of Tom Ingram.
Finishing the opening encounter behind Ingram, Goff took victory in race two in dominant fashion as he passed Ingram on lap three and built up a sizeable gap out front.
Rounding the day off in ninth whilst carrying maximum success ballast, the BRDC Superstar was elated with his and the team’s performance.
“What a weekend!” Goff told BTCC Crazy. “The second win has taken a while to come so it is great to have finally achieved it. That was for the Eurotech boys, we’ve had a tough time of it with Jeff’s accident so it was good to repay them and all of our loyal sponsors.
“I didn’t know that that was the first win for the team since Jeff took over so it makes it a little bit more special. Race one didn’t quite go to plan off the start but we had good pace to hold off Adam [Morgan] for second.
“I’d watched the video between Andy [Jordan] and Jason [Plato] from 2013 so I knew that at the first corner we could make up some ground on the softer compound tyre in race two. When Tom ran a little bit wide I knew we had to strike and got down the inside of him. From there, the car was faultless, we sometimes struggle over a race distance but it was spot on in that race.
“To round the day off with a ninth despite carrying maximum ballast was good. Overall though it has been a brilliant weekend; we’ve been the first to score a pole and win with a TOCA-powered Honda in the NGTC era which is a great milestone.”
“We can carry this momentum into the final round of the season at Brands Hatch and end on a high.”
Virtue of his strong weekend, Goff has elevated himself up to sixth in the championship standings and remains in contention for the Independent Drivers’, with it likely to be a straight battle between himself and Ingram now.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography