Jack Goff has signed a renewed contract with Team HARD in the British Touring Car Championship, keeping the 29-year-old at the team until the end of the 2022 season.
Goff made his BTCC début with Tony Gilham’s team in 2013, before going on to race with Team BMR in 2014 and Triple Eight Racing in 2015.
After a year with WSR in rear-wheel drive machinery in 2016, Goff moved to Eurotech Racing for two seasons in Honda machinery in 2017 and 2018, before returning to Team HARD in a Volkswagen CC in 2019.
The five-time race winner endured a challenging season in 2020, managing just four points finishes in the ageing car on his way to 23rd in the drivers’ championship.
Despite that, Goff has opted to remain with the team for 2021 when it switches to new-build CUPRA machinery.
“I’m delighted to be remaining with Team HARD. Racing for another two seasons,” said Goff. “The previous seasons have been tricky on track but an absolute delight off it.
“I can’t fault the team’s commitment to win and family ethics, that for me is something really important. There is always a great vibe around the place which lifts your confidence as a driver.
“Now, we are well underway with the build of the brand new CUPRA Leon and I’m super excited to be playing a major part in the cars development.
“If they go as good as they look then we will be contenders for sure.
“After the nail biting scenario I found myself in on the eve of the 2019 season, with it looking likely I’d miss the season, I can’t thank Tony, the team and of course my sponsors enough for this opportunity to finalise a two year deal as we race into the hybrid era.
“Securing a drive always takes a lot of time and planning so to have this sorted means I can focus on getting myself and the team back to winning ways over the next two seasons.”
Gilham believes that Goff will have a vital role to play with the team in helping them to develop the new car and extract the most out of its potential, with Goff drawing on eight seasons in the BTCC in five different cars.
“Jack is back for years four and five with the team having made his debut with us back in 2013,” said Gilham.
“With new machinery for 2021 it was vital that we secured the services of a driver who can extract the maximum from our new CUPRA and what better than to remain with one of the highest rated drivers on the grid.
“We found this season that we were unable to utilise our race pace due to less overtaking than usual, combining that with our lack of qualifying performance always put us on the back foot.
“A new car for 2021 with an extensive test programme will help move us forward on outright pace. Jack’s qualifying record is unquestionable and he’s the right man to ensure that we get our new car as far up the grid as possible to get in front of the pack.
“During this current global situation, working with partners away from the track is more important than ever and Jack is a great ambassador for all concerned with the team and this news has delighted our current partners as we start to gear up for the 2021 BTCC season.
“This is already the busiest winter in the team’s history with new cars amongst a host of other shake ups behind the scenes. This is lining up to be the year that we really earn our BTCC stripes.”