Jack Goff targeting trio of top fives

Jack Goff MG Triple Eight Racing’s Jack Goff is confident that Rockingham will play into the hands of the long-wheel-based cars after producing a battling display at Knockhill.

Claiming a trio of points finishes north of the border, the Snetterton race winner heads to the Corby circuit targeting three top five finishes in a bid to continue moving further up the championship standings.

Highlighting qualifying as the key to his weekend around the 1.94 layout, Goff is optimistic that the MG6 will be a match for the Team BMR Volkswagen CC – which so far this season has been the car to beat at nearly every circuit.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Goff said: “It is nice to be heading to a circuit that we know should suit the MG6 after what was a challenging Knockhill. The long, flowing corners at Rockingham should allow us to move back towards the sharp end of the grid as well although I expect the Volkswagen’s to be very strong, it will be a circuit that the long-wheel-base cars can work well at.

“Our last bad circuit is out of the way now and so we can start to look forward instead of over our shoulders. We have to make sure we nail qualifying though because it is so close now, a tenth of a second can cost you a couple of rows on the grid so that is the first aim to tick off.

“I’m aiming for three top five finishes and if there is a sniff of a podium or even a win then I won’t hesitate to take it – I really want to round out the season strongly.”

Like team mate Andrew Jordan, the 24-year-old is a fan of the Corby circuit after enjoying past success in the Renault UK Clio Cup before his BTCC graduation in 2013.

He added: “It is a unique challenge in terms of being a circuit but it is one I enjoy, I was on pole position both years in Clio’s and I think I won three of the races so that is a good enough reason to like the place.”

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