Jack Goff to race Eurotech Honda
Jack Goff has become the latest driver to confirm his place on the 2017 BTCC grid after agreeing terms on a deal to join Eurotech Racing.
The 25-year-old will join forces with team boss Jeff Smith at the wheel of a Honda Civic Type-R, and takes the seat vacated by Martin Depper following his move to Motorbase.
Goff’s deal will see him make the move back to front-wheel drive having spent the 2016 campaign at the wheel of a West Surrey Racing-run BMW 125i M Sport.
The former Clio Cup champion will hope to return to the kind of form that saw him secure his maiden victory at Snetterton back in 2015, with the ultimate goal being to make a push for championship silverware.
“This is a really exciting opportunity for both myself and all of my loyal sponsors,” he said. “I have been fortunate to have raced with many successful teams during my short time in the BTCC and having met the Eurotech Racing team and visited it’s very impressive facilities, it is already very clear they have all the personnel and resources to give me a great chance to be fighting for championship honours in 2017.
“The car is a proven winner, with Gordon having won the past two championships and with the Swindon engine I think we have a very competitive package for the 2017 season.
“I am under no illusions that the championship is going to be as competitive as ever this season and there is going to be a large number of drivers fighting for the trophy, come Brands Hatch in October, we just need to make sure we are mathematically in contention.
“I must say a huge thank you to all of my loyal sponsors and Eurotech Racing for giving me this opportunity.”
Team boss Smith said he was thrilled to get Goff onboard for 2017 and said he was sure that his new driver would be able to challenge towards the front of the grid.
“We are delighted to have been able to put together a deal with Jack,” he said. “We have been in talks with many drivers over the winter which has been a long process, but we wanted to get it right. Our aim was always to put a talented young gun in to the second seat which we have undoubtedly managed to achieve with Jack.
“We have been impressed with the performance and professionalism he has shown over the past few seasons in the BTCC and are confident that Jack’s race craft combined with our Type R will be a force to be reckoned with. We know our cars are capable of winning the Championship and with Jack’s proven ability we are confident this is an achievable goal. We have a comprehensive pre-season testing programme in place and will hit the ground running, from the first round at Brands Hatch – we intend to be on the podium.”