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Jack Goff “Gutted” For Team-Mate Tordoff In Battling Season

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Jack Goff told TCF he was ‘gutted’ for West Surrey Racing team-mate Sam Tordoff, lamenting bad luck during his first Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with the squad.

The 25-year-old finished the season 11th in the championship after a broken wishbone curtailed his final meeting of the season at Brands Hatch GP, collecting 15 top-10 finishes in his first season with WSR after switching from Triple Eight.

Goff took the moment to commiserate his BMW team-mate, Tordoff, the latter missing out on the outright Drivers’ Championship by a mere two points to Honda’s Gordon Shedden.

“I was gutted for [Tordoff]”, said Goff when asked of his team-mate’s narrow miss by The Checkered Flag. “He drove well all year; P2 is still good, so he can go away proud I think.

“Still, it would have been nice for him to win it.”

Goff podium

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The former Vauxhall, Volkswagen and MG driver made the switch to rear-wheel drive machinery in the winter period prior to 2016, replacing Andy Priaulx at the BMW outfit that went on the clinch the Teams’ Championship in the recent finale in Kent.

Two visits to the podium were the highlights of Goff’s maiden season with WSR, although four retirements left the former Renault UK Clio Cup champion disappointed by how cards failed to fall his way.

“We’ve had zero luck at all this year. It’s not really gone our way”, added Goff, who said that pace was not missing from his season.

“Despite that, we ended up getting the joint-most fastest laps of everybody this season, so that’s something we can go home thinking about – we’ve been fast enough.

“We’ve had instances where we haven’t even made the race, or with people wiping us out such as two races in a row at Rockingham. At Oulton Park, we had the problem on the grid, Snetterton we had a failure and a lower wishbone failure here [in round 28].

“In the last race, the car was good and took another fastest lap.”

With WSR yet to confirm their drivers for the 2017 season, Goff said his plans for next season are currently unknown, adding: “You know about as much as I do at the moment!”

 

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