Jack Goff is committed to winning races in this years British Touring Car Championship after making the switch to a Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R.
Goff, who finished last season with the joint highest number of fastest laps in an IHG-backed BMW 125i M Sport, concluded the only officially-timed pre-season test at Donington Park in fifth.
He has completed further testing mileage behind the wheel at Castelloli Circuit in Spain along with several domestic circuits.
The BTCC race-winner admitted the switch back into front-wheel drive machinery had proved easier than adjusting to the rear-wheel drive WSR BMW.
“I know I’ve chopped and changed between front and rear-wheel drive in recent years,” said Goff. “It was easier going back to front-wheel drive as it’s what I’ve raced most throughout my career, going back to the Clios and even before that.
“With the RWD it was relatively unknown but with FWD it was there in the back of my mind so it’s been a bit easier.
“I’ve slotted in straight away with Eurotech Racing. They’re a great bunch and I’m loving the car so it’s all looking quite positive at the moment.
“If you’re feeling at ease with everyone around you then that makes life a lot easier. We have a bit of banter but we’re very focussed on the job which is to go out there and win races.”
Goff expects the new compound of Dunlop tyre to prove the biggest variable at this weekends season opener, and admits it is difficult to predict their performance without seeing the other competitors in race trim.
“We’re feeling quite confident heading to Brands Hatch. We know what we’re doing but we don’t know what everyone else has been doing.
“We have different tyres this year to learn. The car ran last year in RML specification but we were running a slightly narrower tyre in 2016 so we’re learning things over again slightly though the guys are fantastic both in the engineering department and in the garage.
“Together we’ve been getting through different programmes, we’re all working hard and we feel we’ve really been getting somewhere.”