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Jack Goff confirms he won’t be on the grid in 2019

British Touring Car regular Jack Goff has confirmed he won’t be on the grid this year, after failing to find a seat for the 2019 championship season.

The 27-year-old was left stranded when his team of the past two years, Eurotech Racing, confirmed their withdrawal from the championship.

Goff joined the BTCC in 2013 with Tony Gilham Racing, staying with the team after it was acquired by BMR Racing in 2014, starting with the Vauxhall Insignia before being upgraded mid-season to the new Volkswagen CC.

He then switched to Triple Eight Racing in 2015, and took his first win at Snetterton, a circuit where he enjoyed his best career results in the MG 6 GT, before landing a top seat in 2016 with the West Surrey Racing BMW.

Goff’s best results came in the last two years, where throughout much of 2018 he was a genuine championship contender in the Honda Civic FK2 of Eurotech Racing.

He won the opening round at Brands Hatch, but his most memorable result will be one that goes down in BTCC history, when he held off reigning champion Ash Sutton’s Subaru in the first race at Snetterton in an epic battle, crossing the line a tenth of a second ahead after he had fallen behind Sutton at the end of the lap.

“Gutted to finally say I won’t be on the BTCC grid,” said Goff in a statement.

“I have worked non-stop to try and make this happen since October last year, but it just wasn’t meant to be, I would like to thank my loyal sponsors who have stuck with me since I joined the TOCA package in 2010, all of TeamJG and all the great fans for their support over the years.”