Jack Goff seals the deal with Triple Eight chief Ian Harrison
Triple Eight Racing has signed 23-year-old Jack Goff to drive its second works-supported MG6 in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this year.
Goff, 23, won the Renault UK Clio Cup in 2012 and graduated to the BTCC the following season. After one and a half seasons in an RCIB Insurance Racing Vauxhall Insignia, he saw out the latter part of 2014 in a Chrome Edition Restart Racing Volkswagen CC. He finished 14th in the points standings last year.
His move to Triple Eight Racing, the reigning contructors/manufacturers' title holder, means he'll drive alongside 2013 BTCC title winner Andrew Jordan.
Goff said: “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 and it really gives me a lot of confidence for the year ahead."
Goff has recently had his seat fitting and is scheduled to test drive his MG6 at Donington Park on Wednesday 4 March. He will carry out a further two tests after that.
Triple Eight Racing boss Ian Harrison said: “It’s great that Jack is with us; he fits with what we’re trying to do. 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.”
The first BTCC round of 2015 takes place at Brands Hatch on 4-5 April.
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