Jack Goff bemoaned a “frustrating” and frenetic second British Touring Car Championship meeting of 2014 at Donington Park, but assured that luck will eventually fall the way of the BMR Racing driver.
Following a top 10-visiting weekend to open his second BTCC season at Brands Hatch at the end of March, Goff began the Donington weekend in hugely promising fashion having climbed up the pecking order during Saturday’s official practice sessions, qualifying a respectable eighth on the grid.
The RCIB Insurance-backed Vauxhall Insignia man was part of a train of rivals battling over 10th place in the following day’s damp opening encounter, however a car imbalance in the greasy conditions saw him fall to 19th by the flag as the four BMR Racing drivers fought to hang onto their positions throughout the race.
A wet setup for race two paid dividends as Goff charged through to 11th place by the flag, moving up into the points-paying positions ahead of former double champion Fabrizio Giovanardi, whom he had battled with during the early stages of Sunday’s action.
“It’s just frustrating really to be honest, because back at Brands Hatch we struggled in qualifying on the Saturday, and then in the races we were really strong”, Goff told The Checkered Flag on the Sunday evening.
“Come to Donington, and then I had a much better Saturday, and [Sunday] not much went to plan in the races! I’m sure we will get there eventually.”
The former Renault UK Clio Cup champion however had his weekend stymied in race three by an early incident, when contact sustained at the Old Hairpin tumbled him down to 24th position.
A fighting recovery saw Goff climb through the pack to confirm the pace of both the Insignia and himself in the dry conditions, taking the flag 12th on a weekend he left feeling frustrated, but hopeful of a continuation of the current performance at Thruxton on 3/4 May.
“We’ve got a good car at the moment and so now it’s just about getting a solid weekend together”, admitted Goff, who lies 13th in the championship after just six races.
“We’ve definitely got the pace though which is good; hopefully I’ll have a better run of things at Thruxton.”