Today Jack Goff has announced he will drive with reigning constructor/manufacturer champions, Triple Eight Racing, alongside 2013 BTCC Champion Andrew Jordan in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in a second works-supported MG6.
After making his series debut in 2013 having sealed the 2012 Clio Cup UK crown, Jack has steadily progressed taking ten top-10 finishes throughout 2014, after the tail end of his debut season showed promise with a maiden BTCC podium in the final race of the year.
“It’s a thrill to start the season in the quickest front-wheel drive car on the grid,” commented Goff. “I have come here expecting to win races. Obviously as a kid growing up, driving for a works team is the pinnacle. I’m chuffed that we’re working with Triple Eight and MG; this is an important step in my career.
“I know what it takes to win races and championships, I’ve shown that in the Clio Cup, and now I have a car and team that will give me a platform to challenge from. The MG is a proven race-winner, Jason (Plato) took the fight to the BMWs last season and the Hondas the year before, so we know it is capable of winning the championship. I think it’s just a case of assembling all the parts we need to enable me to become a podium regular.”
Speaking of his new team, Triple Eight Racing, who are 23 times BTCC Champions and have achieved over 130 race victories, Jack remarked: “Triple Eight has a big reputation for winning. You walk around the factory and there are trophies everywhere. I wouldn’t say there is pressure on me to perform because of that, but it gives you confidence in your performance before you’ve turned a wheel to be working with guys who are arguably the best touring car team in the world.
“The only pressure on me comes from me myself. I have come here expecting to win races. My aim is to get podiums and win races. There’s a really good buzz at Triple Eight; you walk around the factory and there are so many references to winning in the BTCC. Add that to having a former BTCC champion in Andrew (Jordan) in the team, it really gives me a lot of confidence for the year ahead.”
Goff has a significant allegiance to MG and is no stranger to its devoted fan following, having begun his racing in the MG Trophy and owned seven MG road cars. The arrival at Triple Eight as a MG works-supported driver sees the new MG star go ‘pro’ with the Longbridge-based brand.
“I started my track driving with MGs in the MG Trophy Championship in the ZR and having had lots of MGs in my lifetime, I have a real soft spot for them. I spent a lot of hours working on my MG racecars in the garage! The MG brand is huge and it has one of the most devoted and passionate sets of supporters of any car manufacturer. To hopefully have the weight of that support is going to be a real bonus this season.”
Long-term sponsors 5 Star Cases, AC Entertainment Technologies, The HSL Group & RCIB Insurance have returned once more and in doing so have enabled Goff to get to the grid in 2015 in the last remaining 2015 works race seat.
Goff added: “This is an unforgettable moment that I owe to all of those who have supported me – my family, my friends, and of course my partners 5 Star Cases, AC Entertainment Technologies, The HSL Group & RCIB Insurance, who without their help, I wouldn’t be on the grid this year.”
The BRDC SuperStar won’t have to wait too long for his first test in the MG either, with his Triple Eight debut scheduled this time next week (Wednesday 4th March) at the Leicestershire track, Donington Park, with a further two tests planned before the series media launch.
“This year we’ve got four days of testing planned before the first race, and it will actually be the first time I’ve properly run at the media day; we’ve never really got on track at it before. I just can’t wait for my first run in the MG6; I got a taste of what to expect when I had my seat fitting recently and I’ve spoken to Andy (Jordan) too. Bring on 2015!”
The deal will see Goff’s MG feature a different livery to that of past years, and the bold new design will be unveiled at the upcoming BTCC media day on Tuesday 24th March at Donington Park.