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Jack Goff eyes another Snetterton BTCC victory

Sunday, July 24 2016

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title challenger Jack Goff is ready to become the series' 11th different winner this year at Snetterton next weekend (30/31 July) after half a season in the WSR BMW.

Jack replaced triple World Champion Andy Priaulx in the IHG Rewards Club BMW 125i after winning his maiden BTCC race with MG at Snetterton last year. He stood on the podium in his first weekend with the car at Brands Hatch, and currently lies fifth in the standings.

"I didn't really have any rear-wheel-drive experience leading up to this year, so having half a year under my belt now I certainly feel more at one with the car," Jack said. "Going into the second half of the year we're still close enough to the lead of the championship where we can do some serious damage, so the aim is to get some more podiums and hopefully the championship will come towards us.

"We had a few unlucky situations through the year; Gordon [Shedden] and I had a coming together at Thruxton, that could have been 15-20 points, and we had a DNF at Oulton Park in race three, so without those two incidents we could quite easily be sitting pretty at the top of the table, but everyone has their own excuses. We're close enough and ahead of the reigning champion, so we can't be doing that bad. We need to focus on the second half of the year and crack on and get a few more points in the bag."

Despite a winning record at Snetterton, and one of the fastest cars on the grid, Jack thinks that his best chance, as last year, will be in the final race of the day. "I don't think Snetterton suits the BMW brilliantly," he said. "Compared to some of the other cars in a straight line we're struggling a little bit still, although we've improved since last year. The team has done a great job over the winter to get the chassis working with the new RML components, and they didn't do too badly last year; Priaulx got two podiums and Sam finished fourth and fifth in the races.

"If we get a decent reverse grid for race three, we could hopefully spring a few surprises. The thing for us in race one and race two is to score some nice solid points and focus on race three and see what we can do."

A repeat win at Snetterton would suit Jack, as he's a fan of the Norfolk venue. "It's actually one of my favourites now," he said. "I never liked the old circuit that much, but certainly the Snetterton 300 is one of my top three or four circuits we visit this year. It probably helps that I've had good results there in Clios and Touring Cars and you tend to like where you go well at."

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