Jack Goff delighted to get “monkey off his back” with first win
Jack Goff was still waiting for his first BTCC victory to sink in after dominating the final race of the day at Snetterton.
Starting from pole from the reverse grid, Goff cleared off from the start and never seemed under any real threat from the chasing pack, save for one hairy moment in the final corner which allowed Jason Plato to close in on the run to the line to take his, and MG’s, first win of the season.
“It probably hasn’t sunk in fully yet, it probably will start to at a service station somewhere on the way home,” Goff told TouringCarTimes. “It’s been a long time coming, I haven’t stood on that top step since 2012 in the Clio Cup Championship so to get my first one for myself and the first one for MG this year is a really nice feeling.”
Goff was running the softer tyre in the final race, having to ensure he could keep the race under control why ensuring he did not use up the best of the tyres before the chequered flag.
“I was just making sure I made no mistakes,” he continued. “I was pushing it to the absolute maximum but at the same time trying to look after my tyres, I had the team boss in my ear making sure I didn’t push too hard most of the race and keeping me up to date on the gap so it was a good all round performance.”
The Triple Eight Racing driver quickly turned his attention to the larger picture, focusing on continuing to help MG retain the manufacturer’s championship.
“It’s a monkey off your back,” said Goff. “It’s good to get that first win under our belt, we’ve had a good day in the manufacturer’s championship, I think we’ve close up to Honda so it’s a good all round day.”