Jack Goff: “We’re certainly in the mix for a strong race day”

Jack GoffMG Triple Eight Racing’s Jack Goff is optimistic that he will be in the mix for silverware at Rockingham tomorrow after securing a career-best qualifying performance.

Despite sitting on provisional pole position for much of the session, the 24-year-old dropped to fourth on the timesheets but has since been promoted to third after a post-qualifying penalty for a pit lane infringement was handed to Gordon Shedden.

Talking to BTCC Crazy after qualifying, Goff said: “It could have been better and I think we may have been able to take P3. It does appear though that if you qualify well you seem to race there so from that perspective, we may be in good shape tomorrow.

“In theory if we get off the line in race one then it will be about getting a solid lap time in the opening exchanges. We’ve got a bit of work to get on with in relation to the car but I’m confident that we can be in the mix. I’d like to think that we’ve got the pace to go on and win but it will be tough, especially against that Ford.

“Let’s see how it goes, this has been a very good start to the weekend though – I’ve always said that qualifying is important and hopefully tomorrow will prove that.”

Due to greasy conditions effectively writing off any chance of clocking credible mileage in opening practice, Goff admits it will be a slight step into the unknown in terms of race pace.

He explained: “We didn’t get a chance in either practice session to complete a race run but we should be fine. We can have a look to see what Jason (Plato) and Sam (Tordoff) did but it will be slightly different – tomorrow will be good, we have to maximise this opportunity.”

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