Jack Goff will pilot a BMW 1-Series for West Surrey Racing in 2016 after securing a deal to switch from MG Triple Eight Racing.
In what will be the 24-year-olds fourth campaign in the series, Goff steps into rear-wheel-drive machine off the back of his most successful season to date. Taking a maiden win for the Manufacturer/Constructor, Goff now has his sights set on becoming a fully-fledged title contender under Dick Bennetts watchful eye.
Inheriting Andy Priaulx’s IHG Rewards Club sponsorship, the former Renault UK Clio Cup champion is relishing the opportunity to begin what will be an intensive pre-season testing programme before making his debut at Brands Hatch in April.
Commenting on the deal, Goff said: “I am extremely proud and honoured to have been selected to drive for Team IHG® Rewards Club.
“Representing such a well-known brand, with a clear history of supporting racing talent, is fantastic and I hope to ‘reward’ the faith shown in me. Similarly the prestige of driving a BMW for a legendary team like West Surrey Racing represents a real dream come true for me.
“I’ve experienced BTCC podiums and took my first victory last season, so now I am looking at stepping up another level. Ultimately I want to become BTCC champion and challenging for the title is my immediate goal – I can’t wait to get started with WSR and Team IHG® Rewards Club.”
Dick Bennetts, WSR Team Principal, added: “We are very excited with IHG® Rewards Club’s decision to take Jack onboard, as we have watched him develop into a top BTCC driver over the last couple of years.
“The 2016 Dunlop MSA BTCC championship is shaping up to be another great season, so with Jack joining WSR it will further strengthen our already strong line-up in our BMW 125i M Sports, which are currently undergoing an extensive development programme.
“We have a lot of pre season testing planned, so that will be good for Jack to have time to adjust to our RWD BMW’s and study all the data we have from 2015.”
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