Eurotech Honda driver Jack Goff celebrates dominant first pole position at Snetterton

Jack Goff has secured his first career pole position in the British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, and was delighted after the team resolved an issue in practice, but fears with Colin Turkington and Ash Sutton behind him, he’ll struggle to keep the lead at the start.

The 26-year-old took pole for his 133rd race in the BTCC, the second of the year for the Staffordshire-based Eurotech Racing team, with a time almost half a second clear of Turkington’s BMW 125i M.

Goff explains the pace they found during the mid-season test was critical to the result today.

“We had a great test here mid-season, and we rolled the car out basically how it was after the test day,” said Goff to TouringCarTimes. “In FP1 and FP2, there was an underlying problem that we couldn’t get rid of, The car was very snatchy, it had a load of understeer, it just wasn’t very good. We stripped it down over lunch and found a problem, changed it, and after that the car was on rails,” he added.

Looking ahead to the race ahead, the threat from BMW’s Colin Turkington and Subaru’s Ash Sutton from second and third on the grid is foremost on the Honda driver’s mind.

“The only issue is we’ll have a couple of rear-wheel drive cars behind us,” he said. “I need anyone but rear-wheel drives really, but Turkington’s got a fair bit of weight on, so hopefully that’ll bog him down at the start, and I’ll have to do the start of my life and hold him off into Turn 1.”