Jack Goff ready to chase down silverware from second

Jack Goff says he is in a position to race as he lines up from second for the opening BTCC encounter at Donington Park today.

The Eurotech Racing driver enjoyed a strong performance all the way through Saturday as he topped free practice two and then went on to qualify third. That however became second following the exclusion of Ashley Sutton.

Joining Rob Austin on the front row of the grid, Goff highlighted that it was hard to accept missing out on pole position by such a small margin, but is optimistic of the pace of the Honda Civic Type R.

Speaking to BTCC Crazy, Goff said: “It is always a little tougher to take when you miss out on pole position by a tenth of a second, pole position was there for the taking.

“Importantly though we are at the sharp end of the grid and in a position where we can certainly race from. A win and podiums are on the table but we have to keep it smart and be mindful that we need to bank some good points.”

Having enjoyed a bumper pre-season of warm weather of test, Goff highlighted that if the forecasted rain falls at the Leicestershire circuit, it will leave him facing a new test piloting the front-wheel-drive machine.

“It is just my luck that the one time I complete a substantial amount of pre-season testing is when we go away to Spain, needed some rain,” Goff joked.

“In all seriousness though we are going into the races if it rains a little bit into the unknown as we haven’t got too much mileage in those conditions in the car.

“Going off the past performances of the car, the Type R is traditionally very good in wet conditions so if it does rain then we should have a strong package.

Team-mate Jeff Smith, who made qualifying after flying back from Oulton Park where he competed in the MINI Challenge in-between sessions, qualified his Eurotech Honda in ninth.

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