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Jack Goff claims pole position in close qualifying session at Silverstone

Jack Goff has taken his second pole position of the season at Silverstone, one-thousandth of a second faster in his Eurotech Honda than the Toyota of Tom Ingram, while championship leader Ash Sutton qualified in tenth.

Goff had no fewer than three laps deleted during the 30-minute session, with track limits at the Silverstone National circuit again proving pivotal, with two-time champion Jason Plato removed from the session with ten minutes to go in his Subaru Levorg for multiple offences.

26-year-old Goff led the way through much of the season, improving with each lap, while Ingram’s improvement came in the final moments, but was just 0.001 seconds away from taking pole position away from the Honda driver.

Adam Morgan qualified third in the Ciceley Racing Mercedes A-Class, while Matt Neal put his Team Dynamics Honda fourth, the best-placed of the non-TOCA engine runners in fourth.

The key players for the championship qualified nearer the back of the top ten, with Colin Turkington the best-placed in eighth in his West Surrey Racing BMW, with points leader Ash Sutton tenth in his Subaru, with Honda’s Gordon Shedden 12th.

Rob Collard, still in with a shot of the championship, qualified down in 22nd in his West Surrey Racing BMW, while championship returnee Rob Huff, carrying 45kg of new-entry ballast, was down in 28th position in the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra, in a field which was all covered by a second.

The first race is scheduled for 11:57 BST on Sunday.