Jack Goff takes dominant win in race two at Silverstone
Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff took a dominant win in the second British Touring Car Championship race at Silverstone, heading home Tom Ingram by nearly five seconds, with Ash Sutton pipping title rival Colin Turkington to third in a dramatic final lap move.
Goff held second place off the line behind pole man Ingram and shadowed him for the first two laps, before forcing his Honda Civic down the inside of the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis at Becketts after Ingram ran wide at Copse on lap three.
He gradually extended his lead over the course of the race to take the chequered flag by 4.910 seconds, taking his second win in the series in the process.
Behind the top two, West Surrey Racing’s Turkington had done a stellar job to hold off the pack on the unfavoured hard tyre in the early laps, before closing on Ingram as the laps ran down. But this also allowed Team BMR’s Sutton to close on the BMW 125i, and he forced his Subaru Levorg down the inside at Woodcote on the last lap of the race.
Handy Motorsport’s Rob Austin got the better of Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan in a rough-looking battle for fifth, with Team Dynamics’ Gordon Shedden next up in seventh.
Power Maxed Racing’s Rob Huff fought his way through from 16th on the grid to eighth in his first race in the series since 2004, with BTC Racing’s Dave Newsham and Team Hard’s Michael Epps completing the top 10.
Newsham will line up on pole for the final race of the day after benefiting from the reverse grid draw, made by ex-BTCC and current TCR International Series racer James Nash.
After race one’s drama the second encounter was a more sedate affair, with incidents at a premium in the early laps. Aiden Moffat lost the chance of a good result when he went off on the Wellington Straight from sixth on lap five, while Mat Jackson’s early charge ended in the barriers on lap seven.
Race one star Ant Whorton-Eales had a lurid spin at Brooklands on lap 15, while Morgan and Austin’s battle saw both on the grass on the final lap.
Sutton now leads Turkington by 12 points in the standings, a gap which would have stood at eight had they not switched positions on the final tour.