Jack Goff has confirmed that he will compete in his second season in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2014, again racing a Team HARD-prepared Vauxhall Insignia under the banner of main sponsor, RCIB Insurance.
The former Renault UK Clio Cup champion showed flashes of speed during his maiden season in BTCC with Tony Gilham‘s HARD squad last year, ending the campaign in fine style with his best result of second place during an entertaining final race of the season at a sodden Brands Hatch GP circuit.
The 22-year-old confirmed to The Checkered Flag at the Autosport International show recently that a deal was “very close to being sealed” to continue in the championship for 2014, and has now officially announced that he will continue to race a Vauxhall Insignia under the same RCIB Insurance Racing banner for the coming year.
“It’s brilliant to have a second year”, Goff told btcc.net. “The last race of the season has certainly helped me over the winter.
“We had no testing or development last year, so with every race meeting I was learning the car and the team was learning the set-up, but we had good speed even if we couldn’t show it in all the races.
“We’ve brought in some new personnel to the team as well which should really help with the car. It’s going to be tough at the front of the field without a doubt, but there’s no reason why we can’t be fighting for podiums from the word go, and hopefully snatch that first win when we can.”
Goff contested all but the Knockhill round in 2013, taking the choice to miss the Scottish meeting to focus on building a secure budget to complete the final three events of the season – in which he took his best results in the final two races of the year.
Goff told The Checkered Flag of his maiden season: “It was a good year. We showed we had the pace but we obviously had a lot of bad luck that got in my way. The car was quite difficult to handle, but we’ve been working on improving it and it should be a lot more competitive.
“I tried hard in that last race [of 2013]! It was so important just to get that result for the team and end the year on a real high. I’m looking forward to this year.”