Jack Goff has his sights set on challenging for the overall title in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for the forthcoming season.
Re-signing with Eurotech Racing, the 26-year-old is keen to build on what turned out to be a strong 2017 campaign with the team as he took three pole positions, one win and six podiums on his way to finishing runner-up in the Independents.
Now keen to maximise having continuity on his side, Goff is looking forward to further progressing with the Honda squad.
“This has been the earliest I have got my racing plans together for a season,” Goff told BTCC Crazy. “The best thing is that we’ve been able to put together a deal with the same team from last year.
“The unknown of not knowing who is does what job in the team, learning names, etc is something that I don’t have to do – which is quite nice.
“I’ve got a great relationship with everyone at Eurotech, we’ve got a good bunch there. Coming off the back of a strong 2017 is only going to motivate us all to continue pushing forward this year too.”
Once again piloting the Civic Type R, the two-time race winner is set to join a host of others teams in Spain next month with a focus on what improvements are needed to aid his push towards the top step of the podium on a more regular basis.
He explained: “The plan is to join several other teams and head to Spain in mid-to-late February for a few days testing. We did that last year and it proved to be something that served us well.
“We’ll do a couple of days in the UK before the season too so we should be in good shape when it comes to the opening round of Brands Hatch.
“Having the luxury of being with the same team, in the same car means that we know where our strengths and weaknesses were from last year. We know where to improve and that is what pre-season testing is for.”
Finishing sixth in the overall standings in last year despite enduring a torrid two events, Goff is targeting added consistency in his bid for title glory with Jeff Smith’s squad.
“The aim is to win the overall title,” Goff stated. “Obviously we want the Independents titles too and that will be just as tough, but if you are in the mix there then you are normally going to be in the main championship fight too.
“We have a great chance of fighting for the title. If you look at the second half of the season we were the second highest points scorer I think; had we not lost points at Oulton Park and Croft then who knows where we would have finished.
“You have to aim high and that is what we’re doing. I’m confident that we can be up there and will do well – everything is looking good.”
Goff will be joined at Eurotech Racing by Matt Simpson, who has made the switch from Team Dynamics, with the third driver yet to be announced.
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