Goff takes maiden pole at Snetterton

Eurotech’s Jack Goff took his first British Touring Car Championship pole position with an incredible lap around the Snetterton circuit.

Goff returned to the pits three minutes before the chequered flag, having led for the majority of the session. His time, a 1m55.786s, was nearly half a second faster than Colin Turkington, who finished second, but the Eurotech man said he could have been faster.

“When you end up P1 it’s pretty good,” he told Overtake Motorsport.

“We had a little bit more in the bag as well, which is always quite nice.

“They called me to come in and we parked it up with three minutes to go. It’s pretty good.

“We’ve got two rear wheel drive cars behind me on the grid tomorrow. That’s going to be a bit of tricky one. We’ll give it our best shot.”

Goff’s lap time impressed his fellow racers, but he doesn’t have any secret to the Norfolk track.

“I’ve always gone very well around here,” he said. “In Clios I was on pole for both years I was here, all four races. That was good.

“I had my first win here in the MG as well. It’s just one of those tracks that just seems to click with me. Always makes it a bit easier.”

Turkington took second, ahead of Subaru’s Ashley Sutton and Honda’s Matt Neal.

Neal’s fastest lap time was deleted, dropping him towards the back of the field, but an appeal from the team saw his time reinstated. His time was just five hundredths of a second faster than Tom Ingram in fifth.

Adam Morgan, Rob Austin, and Andrew Jordan took sixth, seventh, and eighth.

A last minute lap from Jason Plato meant he jumped up through the order, taking ninth, ahead of championship contender Rob Collard.

Points leader Gordon Shedden will line up 21st for the first race tomorrow.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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