6 March 1991 |
High Wycombe (England)
|British Touring Car Championship career|
|Current team||Team IHG Rewards Club|
|Former teams||RCIB Insurance Racing, CHROME Edition Restart Racing, MG 5 Star Cases Racing|
|Best finish||9th in 2015|
|Renault Clio Cup UK
MG Trophy Championship
|2012||Renault Clio Cup UK|
Jack Goff (born 6 March 1991 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is a British auto racing driver. He was the 2012 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom champion. He made his debut in the British Touring Car Championship on 31 March 2013 at Brands Hatch, driving for RCIB Insurance Racing.
Renault Clio Cup UK
He remained in the championship in 2011. Goff stayed with the championship contenders for much of the season, and he took his maiden victory in the championship at Oulton Park. He later added a double win at Rockingham, but his results were not enough to mount a title challenge and he ended the season fifth in the championship, 52 points shy of fourth placed driver James Dixon.
Goff remained in the championship for 2012, finishing in the top five in the first eight races of the year, including wins at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. Goff was leading the title challenge at the half way point of the season but his nearest rival Paul Rivett took four consecutive wins after the mid-season break, at Snetterton and Rockingham. Both endured a poor weekend at Silverstone meaning the title would be decided at Brands Hatch a fortnight later; with Rivett retiring in the first race, Goff took the title in the second race of the weekend by nine points.
British Touring Car Championship
RCIB Insurance Racing (2013–14)
On 19 December 2012 it was announced that Goff would drive an NGTC Vauxhall Insignia for Team HARD. in the 2013 British Touring Car Championship season. This came just over a month after he tested the car at Silverstone. Two minutes into qualifying for the first round at Brands Hatch he collided with Colin Turkington who had spun on the exit of Druids and was stationary on the racing line. He hadn't set a time and started at the back of the grid for the first race. Jack finished 17th in the Drivers Championship.
2014 arrived and Goff stayed with the Insignia for the first 5 rounds. However this time racing under the team BMR outfit. Come round 6 at Snetterton Goff swapped his Insignia for a VW CC Passat. Goff achieved a pair of 5th places during the year and finished 14th in the Championship. This year Jack had 10 top ten finishes and came 15th in the Drivers Championship.
MG 5 Star Cases Racing (2015)
It was reported that Jack Goff would be joining triple Eight Racing for the 2015 British Touring Car Championship season alongside Andrew Jordan. This was the year when Jack got his first win in the BTCC in race 3 at Snetterton. This year Jack also got 21 top ten finishes and 4 podiums including his maiden victory. He finished 9th in the Championship overall.
Team IHG Rewards Club (2016–)
It was confirmed that Jack Goff would be joining West Surrey Racing and Team IHG Rewards Club for the 2016 British Touring Car Championship season and be driving a BMW 125i M Sport. The first event of the season at Brands Hatch went well for Goff as he came away with a podium in the last race of the day, finishing 3rd. Goff also had a good time at Knockhill in the first race finishing 2nd behind Jason Plato in the new Silverline Subaru. But as all drivers have bad weekends, Goff's came at Rockingham. The problems started in Qualifying for all 3 of the cars when rain got into the cars system, with Jack qualifying 26th, and his team mates Rob Collard and Sam Tordoff finishing 27th and 28th respectively. Then on race day Jack came from 26th on the grid to 12th in an outstanding drive. However when it came to races 2 and 3 it was a disaster for him as he never finished either race.
Complete British Touring Car Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)
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