Jack Goff will move to West Surrey Racing for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season, driving the IHG® Rewards Club BMW.
Goff makes the switch from Triple Eight to the WSR outfit in the BMW 125i M-Sport vacated by Andy Priaulx, the former Renault UK Clio Cup champion having clinched his maiden BTCC victory at Snetterton last August.
WSR’s new signing will be ‘officially’ unveiled in Team IHG® Rewards Club colours at the Autosport International Show later today (14 January), Goff excited ahead of a new challenge in his fourth BTCC season.
“I am extremely proud and honoured to have been selected to drive for Team IHG® Rewards Club”, said Goff.
“Representing such a well-known brand, with a clear history of supporting racing talent, is fantastic and I hope to ‘reward’ the faith shown in me. Similarly the prestige of driving a BMW for a legendary team like West Surrey Racing represents a real dream come true for me.
“I’ve experienced BTCC podiums and took my first victory last season, so now I am looking at stepping up another level. Ultimately I want to become BTCC champion and challenging for the title is my immediate goal – I can’t wait to get started with WSR and Team IHG® Rewards Club.”
WSR meanwhile will aim to grab their Teams Championship title back in 2016, intending to undergo an extensive testing programme ahead of the official BTCC Season Launch event on 22 March.
Dick Bennetts, WSR Team Principal, added: “We are very excited with IHG® Rewards Club’s decision to take Jack onboard, as we have watched him develop into a top BTCC driver over the last couple of years.
“The 2016 Dunlop MSA BTCC championship is shaping up to be another great season, so with Jack joining WSR it will further strengthen our already strong line-up in our BMW 125i M Sports, which are currently undergoing an extensive development programme.
“We have a lot of pre season testing planned, so that will be good for Jack to have time to adjust to our RWD BMW’s and study all the data we have from 2015.”