Eurotech Racing has announced the signing of Jack Goff for this year’s British Touring Car Championship, confirming the race winner will pilot the Honda Civic Type R recently vacated by Martin Depper.
Goff, who makes the switch from West Surrey Racing after a season in which he claimed a championship high number of fastest laps, along with podium finishes at Brands Hatch and Knockhill, has been hard pushed to secure a competitive seat for 2017 amid a competitive market.
Eurotech, meanwhile, will see this as the latest stage in a sequence of developments, with Goff a talent ideally placed to challenge for the Independents title at least, and beyond that overall honours.
Team Principal and Goff’s new team mate Jeff Smith paid tribute to the fans favourite, underlining the potent combination his driving ability makes when combined with Eurotech’s technical resources.
“We are delighted to have been able to put together a deal with Jack,” said Eurotech Team Principal Jeff Smith.
“We have been in talks with many drivers over the winter which has been a long process, but we wanted to get it right. Our aim was always to put a talented young gun in to the second seat which we have undoubtedly managed to achieve with Jack.
“We have been impressed with the performance and professionalism he has shown over the past few seasons in the BTCC and are confident that Jack’s race craft combined with our Type R will be a force to be reckoned with. We know our cars are capable of winning the Championship and with Jack’s proven ability we are confident this is an achievable goal. We have a comprehensive pre-season testing programme in place and will hit the ground running, from the first round at Brands Hatch – we intend to be on the podium.”
Goff was also elated at the move, putting his championship aspirations on the line after a successful visit to his new team’s facilities in the Midlands.
“This is a really exciting opportunity for both myself and all of my loyal sponsors. I have been fortunate to have raced with many successful teams during my short time in the BTCC and having met the Eurotech Racing team and visited it’s very impressive facilities, it is already very clear they have all the personnel and resources to give me a great chance to be fighting for championship honours in 2017.
“The car is a proven winner, with Gordon having won the past two championships and with the Swindon engine I think we have a very competitive package for the 2017 season.
“I am under no illusions that the championship is going to be as competitive as ever this season and there is going to be a large number of drivers fighting for the trophy, come Brands Hatch in October, we just need to make sure we are mathematically in contention.
“I must say a huge thank you to all of my loyal sponsors and Eurotech Racing for giving me this opportunity.”