Goff signs with HARD.
This year’s Renault Clio Cup champion Jack Goff has signed to race one of Team HARD.’s Vauxhall Insignias in 2013’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Buckinghamshire racer Goff recently tested one of the squad’s Insignias (pictured) and last night closed a deal with Tony Gilham’s outfit that will see him graduate into Britain’s premier motor racing championship.
The 21-year-old from High Wycombe told btcc.net: “It’s a dream come true and I’m massively excited about it. I’ve seen what the team is doing with these cars – it is a complete redevelopment – and I’m confident about my debut season in the BTCC.
“I’m staying realistic but two of my previous team-mates from Clios, Dave Newsham and Aron Smith, have both won races in the BTCC in 2012. I was a match for them in Clios so I’ll be looking to emulate that in 2013.”
Indeed, the Clio Cup has a history of producing top-line BTCC drivers – notable others in recent years include Mat Jackson, Tom Onslow-Cole and Andrew Jordan.
Meanwhile Gilham commented: “Jack is really on a roll having just won the Clio Cup in front of the BTCC crowds and he’s just the sort of driver we want in our team as we build for the future.
“He is tremendously talented and, for his age, also extremely mature in his approach. He is definitely going to be a name to watch for in 2013.”
Gilham’s outfit plans to enter two Insignias and also two VW Passat CCs in 2013’s BTCC, both models of car being built to the championship latest NGTC technical regulations…