Jack Goff takes final pole position of the season in dramatic Brands Hatch qualifying

Jack Goff has taken the final pole position of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in a frenetic qualifying session at Brands Hatch.

In what proved to be a dramatic session which saw two red flag stoppages, the Eurotech Racing driver laid down his marker on several occasions to bag his third pole of the year.

Setting a best time of 1:30.802, Goff made sure that the Eurotech Honda Civic Type R was the car to beat in qualifying at both Brands Hatch rounds.

Joining Goff on the front row is the first of the Mercedes Benz A-Class’ of Aiden Moffat, backing up his pace from earlier in the day.

Championship leader Ashley Sutton was the man to watch however as he set the third fastest time. Despite carrying 75kgs of success ballast, the Subaru Levorg driver, benefitting from a tow off of Jason Plato, set a scintillating lap for second place – putting him in prime position for tomorrow.

There was high drama at West Surrey Racing, namely for Sutton’s title rival Colin Turkington. Electrical issues saw him miss a good chunk of the session as the team battled to fix his BMW. Finally hitting the track with under 15 minutes to go, Turkington could only manage P17.

Rob Austin was fourth with Tom Chilton taking his best qualifying of the season in fifth. Matt Neal, Tom Ingram, Jake Hill, Adam Morgan and Jason Plato rounded out the top ten.

Brett Smith, who topped the times in FP2, saw his session end within minutes as he skated off the circuit heading into Druids, coming to a stop against the tyre wall. Josh Cook was the second driver to bring out the red flags as he exited the circuit at Clearways.

Team BMW’s Rob Collard played no part in qualifying after he elected to withdraw from the session on medical grounds after seeking medical advice following the day’s earlier two practice sessions. Collard won’t compete in any of tomorrow’s races.

To view the full classification of results, click here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography