Jack Goff was delighted to complete a perfect double in both qualifying sessions for the British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, after claiming pole position for race one and three on Sunday.
Goff blasted to a new qualifying lap record in the shootout for race three on Saturday afternoon, bettering his time from first qualifying by almost half a second to take home three bonus points for his efforts.
The Eurotech Racing driver was clearly happy to claim the top spots, but insists that he has to remain focussed for Sunday’s races, where 88 points are up for grabs, with the latter race being a double distance, double points special.
“It’s the most points on a Saturday I think I’ve ever got, so that’s good,” said Goff to TouringCars.Net. “It’s nice to get two poles, but I’m fully aware that points get won tomorrow.
“Yes, it’s nice to get bragging rights – it was nice to have pole at round one when no-one had ballast in the car at Brands – and it’s nice to get it again now when no-one’s got ballast in the car.
“It proves that the guys and girls did a great job on the car. At the same time, I’m fully aware that I need to go out tomorrow and maximise the points we’ve got.
“It’s important to convert the pole positions into three decent results.”
Goff remains wary of the threat posed by the rear-wheel drive contingent in race three, with the BMWs of Andrew Jordan and Colin Turkington starting in sixth and eighth respectively.
“It will be very difficult to hold off the rear-wheel drive guys in the long race. In race one we may have a chance, we could do alright in that and get some nice points for that one.
“It’s the best possible chance [of winning three races] but I’m fully aware of the difficulties that lay ahead of us.
“I think the hard work probably starts on lap ten in race three! That’s when it will start to be hard work for us front-wheel drive boys.”
Goff also hopes for dry weather, as wet weather would introduce additional variables into the mix, including the possibility of pit stops if it rains in race three.
“I’d like it to be dry. If we had qualified in 15th or 16th you’d want it to be changeable, but when you’ve just got pole for both races, you want it to be dry.
“We could have pit stops [in race three] and that’s the only opportunity to get pitstops. If you’ve got wets on [and it dries out] the tyre drop-off could be massive, it could be four seconds around here, so it’s definitely a possibility; we’ll see. It could make it exciting.”