Jack Goff admits to mixed emotions after Snetterton podium

Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff admitted he had mixed emotions after a strong first race at Snetterton, which saw him come within a lap-and-a-half of taking his second victory in the BTCC.

Goff took a dominant pole position in his Honda Civic Type-R yesterday and although he lost out to Colin Turkington at the start, he regained the lead when the West Surrey Racing man made an uncharacteristic error at the Bombhole on lap five.

But running on the soft tyre, Goff was reeled in by Team BMR’s Ash Sutton in the final stages and was passed by the Subaru Levorg at Hamilton on lap 11.

Speaking to TouringCarTimes, Goff said: “It’s definitely mixed emotions. Starting from pole, you always want to win but we knew that a front-wheel drive car with soft tyres on against a rear-wheel drive car on medium tyres was going to be a bit of an issue.

“At the end of the race I had the call from my engineer saying he [Sutton] was closing in by 0.2 a lap. We picked up the pace, and I think I took the last bit out of my tyre.

“I knew if he got close enough I was going to be a sitting duck, into the hairpin and off the hairpin. We fought as hard as we could and we have the medium next, so it’s roles reversed.”

Assessing his chances for the second race, Goff added: “I’m gaining more weight than Ash is going to gain, but I think we will be OK. We will have to tweak it at bit to help it look after the tyre a bit more. We know our race pace is down a bit, but we know that’s going to be the case against a rear wheel drive car.”