Jack Goff takes maiden BTCC pole position at Snetterton

Jack Goff will start the opening BTCC race of the weekend at Snetterton with a clear track in front of him after claiming his maiden pole position.

Following on from topping the times in free practice two, the Eurotech Racing driver set a best time of 1:55.786 around the Norfolk circuit as he asserted his dominance.

Not content with hitting the front early on, Goff bettered his original time to claim the team’s second pole position of the year and his first in the BTCC, more than four tenths ahead of Colin Turkington.

Turkington joins Goff on the outside of the front row with Ashley Sutton leaving it late to snatch third place. The Team BMR driver had ran third earlier in the session but lost the time due to exceeding track limits.

Tom Ingram backed up his strong pace from the days earlier sessions with fourth place with Adam Morgan bagging fifth at the line.

Rob Austin survived a hairy sideways moment to set the sixth fastest time in his Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis. Andrew Jordan made it two West Surrey Racing BMW’s in the top six.

Jason Plato was another driver who left it late to make his mark and hustled the eighth best lap time out of his Subaru Levorg with Rob Collard and Jake Hill rounding out the top ten.

Qualifying turned out to be 30 minutes to forget for Halfords Yuasa Racing however with championship leader Gordon Shedden setting the 20th fastest time with 75kgs of success ballast on-board. Fellow triple-champion Matt Neal will line up

Other notable absentees from the top ten included Mat Jackson in 12th, Tom Chilton 15th and Josh Cook 19th.

AMD Tuning also had plenty to smile about with Ant Whorton-Eales and Ollie Jackson 14th and 16th respectively. Both had run well inside the top ten until the closing stages too.

Returning from a fractured leg, Aron Taylor-Smith finished the session 25th in his MG6 GT.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography