Incredible lap gives Goff pole for “Diamond Double”

by Stuart Richards
Jack Goff BTCC

Jack Goff obliterated his earlier qualifying lap record as he stormed to pole position at Snetterton in qualifying for the one-off Diamond Double race tomorrow.

In celebration of sixty years of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, the Diamond Double is a special no ballast, double points and sixty mile event which had its own qualifying session a couple hours after initial qualifying for the first normal race.

Jack Goff remains untouchable in Norfolk as he had to smash the qualifying lap record around Snetterton twice in order to gain two poles in one day.

Honda domination continued as Matt Neal managed to grab second for Halfords Yuasa Racing, the most experienced driver on the grid highlighting why the triple champion is considered one of the greatest drivers to grace the championship.

Third went the way of Tom Chilton, a result that pleased the Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher man who celebrated the result with animated joy in his cockpit.

Tom Ingram continued his top speed with fourth ahead of Dan Cammish in fifth and the fastest rear-wheel drive car of Andrew Jordan in sixth.

Mercedes-Benz driver Adam Morgan looked quick in seventh ahead of Colin Turkington in eighth who had a time deleted due to track limit infringements.

Goff’s team-mate Brett Smith will line up ninth whilst for the second time today at Snetterton, Tom Oliphant will round out the top ten with the tenth fastest time.

PositionDriverCarTime
1stJack GoffHonda1:55.171
2ndMatt NealHonda+0.288
3rdTom ChiltonFord+0.453
4thTom IngramToyota+0.478
5thDan CammishHonda+0.498
6thAndrew JordanBMW+0.566
7thAdam MorganMercedes-Benz+0.591
8thColin TurkingtonBMW+0.624
9thBrett SmithHonda+0.679
10thTom OliphantMercedes-Benz+0.791
11thJosh CookVauxhall+0.900
12thJames ColeFord+0.975
13thMatt SimpsonHonda+0.987
14thChris SmileyHonda+1.007
15thAshley SuttonSubaru+1.039
16thSam TordoffFord+1.097
17thDan LloydHonda+1.285
18thRob CollardBMW+1.354
19thOllie JacksonAudi+1.511
20thSenna ProctorVauxhall+1.578
21stRory ButcherMG+1.657
22ndMike BushellVolkswagen+1.692
23rdJason PlatoSubaru+1.727
24thAiden MoffatMercedes-Benz+1.743
25thRob AustinAlfa Romeo+1.806
26thMichael CaineVolkswagen+2.064
27thStephen JelleyBMW+2.105
28thBobby ThompsonVolkswagen+2.535
29thAnt Whorton-EalesMG+2.645
30thDan WelchVolkswagen+3.034
31stSam SmeltAudi+3.232

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