Jack Goff ‘over the moon’ to claim maiden BTCC victory

Goff-03Jack Goff was left over the moon after breaking his winless duck in the BTCC in the final race of the day at Snetterton today.

Taking a comfortable and assured lights-to-flag victory in the final race of the day, the 24-year-old became the ninth different winner of 2015 and in-doing so, extended Triple Eight Racing’s run of winning a race in every season since 1998.

After claiming P9 and P6 in races one and two at the 2.99 Norfolk circuit, Goff was pulled out of the bowl for the reverse grid encounter to start from pole position.

Launching from the front row, the former Clio Cup champion built a healthy two-second lead which was maintained until the final few laps, but it was still enough for to hand a first ever win in the BTCC, a popular one as team partners, friends and family swamped parc ferme.

Speaking to BTCC Crazy after the podium celebrations, Goff said: “It feels amazing and it’s great to get the monkey off my back now. There has been a bit of pressure on me this season but it felt amazing getting out of the car and seeing the team, sponsors and family facing me in parc ferme.

“I nailed the start, of all the times to make a good one as well and it was off pole position, and I just pushed hard on the soft tyre to build a gap before then settling into the groove and looking after the softs.

“We had enough in the end to hold off Jason in the final laps but I should have just kept on it. The team have worked so hard this weekend and it is brilliant to get this first win for everyone and now we can move forward and keep visiting that podium.”

Virtue of his maiden triumph in the series, Goff now moves up to P8 in the championship standings.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography