Late charge gives Jack Goff the top time on day one at...

Late charge gives Jack Goff the top time on day one at Snetterton

Jack Goff

Jack Goff produced a late effort to topple Jake Hill and top the timesheets on the opening day of the Dunlop tyre test at Snetterton.

The Eurotech Racing driver clocked a 1:57.408 on the final of his 34 afternoon laps in the Honda Civic Type-R to eclipse Hill’s Volkswagen CC by 0.012 seconds.

Goff completed the most laps of any driver in the combined session classification, with 92 laps of the Norfolk circuit under his belt.

Ollie Jackson claimed third in the Audi S3 ahead of the Mercedes A-Class pairing of Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan.

Tom Ingram went fastest of the direct championship contenders in sixth, with Mat Jackson seventh.

Brett Smith took eighth on his first mileage in the British Touring Car Championship for Eurotech after being announced as the replacement for father Jeff, who continues his recovery after a heavy crash during qualifying at Croft.

Will Burns ratified Team HARD’s pace in ninth, with Jason Plato tenth as the quickest of Team BMR’s Subaru Levorg quartet.

Tom Chilton led the charge for Vauxhall in 14th, with Andrew Jordan and Josh Cook fastest for BMW and MG in 17th and 19th respectively.

Matt Neal was 16th as the only works Honda runner, nearly 1.5 seconds adrift.

With the test commonly used for setup innovations and testing of Dunlop’s current and 2018 compounds, the timesheets are likely to only partially reflect the running order when the championship races at the 2.99 mile Norfolk circuit later this month.

The 27-strong field will tackle the circuit during the second day of testing tomorrow.

Combined session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 92 1:57.408 0.000
2 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 59 1:57.420 0.012
3 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 73 1:57.793 0.385
4 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 79 1:57.824 0.416
5 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 57 1:57.848 0.440
6 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 50 1:57.864 0.456
7 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 54 1:58.024 0.616
8 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 73 1:58.025 0.617
9 39 Brett SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 61 1:58.123 0.715
10 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 62 1:58.155 0.747
11 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 55 1:58.214 0.806
12 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 39 1:58.226 0.818
13 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 79 1:58.284 0.876
14 4 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 30 1:58.329 0.921
15 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 46 1:58.444 1.036
16 17 Dave NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 67 1:58.513 1.105
17 20 James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 61 1:58.664 1.256
18 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 55 1:58.682 1.274
19 66 Josh COOK MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 58 1:58.760 1.352
20 2 Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 87 1:58.783 1.375
21 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 42 1:58.928 1.520
22 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 64 1:59.216 1.808
23 5 Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 12 1:59.383 1.975
24 5 Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 23 1:59.717 2.309
25 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 71 1:59.778 2.370
26 51 Chris MILFORD Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 74 2:00.205 2.797
27 28 Josh PRICE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 66 2:00.234 2.826
28 95 Stewart LINES Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 75 2:01.085 3.677