Jack Goff will race for Triple Eight Race Engineering in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season, completing an exciting line-up for the works MG squad alongside 2013 champion, Andrew Jordan.
Goff was left without a drive following the moves by Colin Turkingon and Jason Plato to BMR Racing, but has now landed the second MG6 seat at Triple Eight alongside former BTCC champion, Jordan.
The 23-year-old BRDC Superstar has enjoyed two seasons racing in BTCC having clinched the 2012 Renault UK Clio Cup title with Team Pyro on his third attempt, claiming a best BTCC finish of fifth last year at Thruxton racing for Warren Scott‘s BMR squad. Goff joined Scott’s team last year and raced a Volkswagen CC from the Snetterton round, after previously fighting to a mighty second place finish in the final round of 2013 with an RCIB Insurance Racing Vauxhall Insignia at Brands Hatch in sodden conditions.
A delighted Goff said: “It’s a thrill to start the season in the quickest front-wheel drive car on the grid,” commented Goff. “Obviously as a kid growing up, driving for a works team is the pinnacle. I’m chuffed that we’re working with Triple Eight and MG, over the course of the past three years they’ve shown that the MG is a race winner and a championship contender.
“This is an important step in my career and I have come here expecting to win races. I know what it takes to do that, I’ve shown my ability in the Clio Cup, and now I have a BTCC car and team that will give me a platform to challenge from. There’s a really good buzz at Triple Eight; you walk around the factory and there are so many trophies and references to winning in the BTCC. Add that to having a former BTCC champion in Andrew (Jordan) in the team, it really gives me a lot of confidence for the year ahead.
“This is an unforgettable moment that I owe to all of those who have supported me – my family, my friends, and of course my partners 5 Star Cases, AC Entertainment Technologies, The HSL Group & RCIB Insurance, who without their help, I wouldn’t be on the grid this year.”
Goff intends to add a four-day testing programme prior to the opening round of the 2015 BTCC season with his new squad, the Buckinghamshire-based driver’s first coming on Wednesday 4 March before a further trio that includes a run in the MG6 at Media Day at Donington on 24 March – where Goff’s new livery will be revealed.
He added: “This year we’ve got four days of testing planned before the first race, and it will actually be the first time I’ve properly run at the media day; we’ve never really got on track at it before. I just can’t wait for my first run in the MG6; I got a taste of what to expect when I had my seat fitting recently and I’ve spoken to Andy (Jordan) too. Bring on 2015!”
Triple Eight Racing’s Founder and Managing Director, Ian Harrison, added his excitement to bringing Goff in alongside Jordan for 2015, commenting: “It’s great that he is with us; he fits with what we’re trying to do.
“We spoke to several drivers over the off-season, but when we found out Jack was available it was clear he was the best option for us. Everybody remembers the 2013 last round at Brands with (Gordon) Shedden and we need him to try to replicate that, albeit on a regular basis.
“We’ll aim to get him working in a methodical way, aid his development as a driver and give him a car that will allow him to show what he can really do behind the wheel in a BTCC car. We need Jack to be running in the top eight all the time and becoming a regular front-runner as the season progresses to enable us to defend the manufacturers title for MG.
“We said early on that what we want is someone who fits the demographic for MG; Jack ticks the box for MG, but also for us. We want to continue to win races, take podiums and lock out front-rows in qualifying, so for us Jack is the perfect compliment to Andy. It’s a nice story for MG too; he started his racing in one of its cars, and now things have gone full circle and he is in a works MG BTCC car.”