Jack Goff brought the curtain down on his best BTCC season to-date with a seventh visit to the podium with Eurotech Racing at Brands Hatch.
Making the switch to the Honda Civic Type R outfit from West Surrey Racing this year, Goff enjoyed a stellar season, taking three pole positions and a second career victory at Silverstone.
Despite bad luck plaguing him at times, the fan favourite remained a constant threat towards the sharp end of the grid throughout the season, taking the fight to Tom Ingram in the Independent Drivers’ standings.
“It has been a real rollercoaster season for the whole team,” Goff told BTCC Crazy. “We’ve had the highs of winning and the obvious of low of Jeff’s accident. The whole team has brilliant through it all though!
“For me personally it has been a strong season. We’ve completed Saturday’s; to take the most pole positions of anyone and have a total of six front row starts shows how quick the car has been over a single lap.
“We need to go away and work on our race pace. If anything, that has been a little bit of a struggle at times, throw into the mix the bad luck we’ve been on the end and things could have been even better for us.
“Still, to take a win, take six further podiums and challenge for the Independents title is brilliant and I’m something I’m proud of.”
Bagging the last of his pole positions at the season finale, the 26-year-old was forced to fight back through the field as he spun out of contention in race one around the Grand Prix circuit.
In last place at the end of lap one, Goff charged through to finish P12 in race one and then continued to progress to ninth in race two. The High Wycombe racer capped off his season with a second place finish in round 30.
He explained: “Considering how our race day started we were lucky to salvage something. The pace of the car was good all day and I think that was shown by how much progress we made in race one.
“To end the year on the podium is a nice feeling.”
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