RECORD BREAKERS | 12/13 | JACK GOFF
Jack Goff was the 12th winner of 2017 and he’s the next on our list of last year’s record 13 different Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victors following his top-step drive in race two from Silverstone.
Pole-sitter, Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram started strongly and made good on his advantageous grid position, with the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R of Goff also making a clean getaway.
It wasn’t long before the scarlet Civic was hounding the Avensis, with Ingram forced onto the defensive. After two tours of trying to make his presence felt, Goff slipped his Honda into a position to make a move stick – up the inside of the Toyota at Becketts on lap three. From there, Goff had the pace to make hay out front and create a cushion to the chasing pack behind as he sealed the win in style.
“The second one took a little while to come,” said Goff post-race. “It’s been over two years now! It’s for all the Eurotech guys – we’ve had a tough time with Jeff (Smith)’s accident and it’s for all our sponsors too. I watched some old footage of Andy (Jordan) and Jason (Plato) back and I saw that at turn one we might get a bit of help with the softer compound tyre. The car was fantastic.
“It’s usually pretty good but performance over the race distance is sometimes our downfall. It was great there though even with ballast. The first NGTC pole for a Honda here and a first win for Jeff as team boss. Brilliant!”