As the British Touring Car Championship celebrates its sixtieth Birthday, Jack Goff salutes this milestone by securing his second pole position of the season at Snetterton and Eurotech’s third in 2018. He also secured pole position at Snetterton last year too – only just missing out on the lap record but smashed it this year with a time of 1.55.556.
After a disappointing weekend at Croft where the three Eurotech Racing Honda’s really struggled with setup, they saw a return to their early-season pace in Norfolk with Matt Simpson qualifying third and Brett Smith putting it fourth.
It turned out to be a Honda-dominated qualifying session with Dan Cammish putting the new Team Dynamics Honda second on the grid.
Pole sitter Goff commented, “After Croft, I think all three cars qualified outside the top twenty – so it’s a testament to all the boys and girls at Wix Racing with Eurotech who have done a great job to turn all the cars around.”
He continued, “I didn’t leave anything on the table, that lap was absolutely everything – we weren’t absolutely spot on, we know we’ve actually got a better car underneath us than we did just then. The important thing is we’re on the front row – sometimes it’s better to be second here rather than on pole heading into turn one, but that’s my excuse out the way! I believe we get a point for pole too, so we’re winning this weekend so far.”
The cars will hit the track again later on today for another qualifying session for tomorrow’s sixty-mile race, with all drivers having no ballast on-board so it’ll be interesting to see how they all get on – including the two returnee’s Dan Welch who has replaced Jake Hill in the Volkswagen CC at Team Hard and also Ant Whorton-Eales who has replaced Tom Boardman at AMD driving one of their two MG’s.
By Jordan Hollands.