Podium and pace but little luck for Jack Goff at home event

Jack Goff & Aron SmithJack Goff left his home event of Silverstone this past weekend thinking of what might have been after front-running pace rewarded him with a solitary podium in the penultimate event of the season.

Missing out on improving his P9 spot in qualifying on the Saturday, the MG Triple Eight Racing driver found himself out of luck in the opening 22-lap encounter after being forced to pit on lap three with suspected damage. Given the all-clear, the 24-year-old rejoined to set the second fastest lap time to start on the front row for race two.

Running third which then became second after Mat Jackson’s demise, Goff held off the advances of Aron Smith late on to claim a third rostrum finish of the season. However, he would be unable to carry on his form in race three after being hit by Andy Priaulx at Luffield early on – ultimately dropping him six laps off of the lead lap to be a non-classification.

“This weekend has been the story of our season really – we’ve had great pace but not much luck,” said Goff as he reflected on the weekend as a whole. “I had a BMW block me in qualifying which saw us not set the lap we wanted and then a problem in race one left us at the back. We knew after that it was all about setting a quick lap time and luckily we pulled it together which saved race two.

“The car felt great and I think we could have gone on to catch Priaulx but we lost a wheel weight which then made me think we had another puncture. The less said about race three the better really. I left plenty of room on the inside for him and he still hit me. It’s nice to go home with silverware but we could have had a few more pots.”

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