GOFF GETS PRIAULX’S SEAT AT WSR FOR 2016 BTCC ATTACK
Race winner swaps to BMW 125i M Sport
Jack Goff will switch from the factory MG team to race a WSR BMW 125i M Sport in the 2016 British Touring Car Championship.
Goff has spent three seasons in the BTCC, each in a front-wheel-drive car, but believes he will have no trouble adapting to WSR’S rear-wheel-drive machine. He was part of the factory MG team last season, and took the MG6 to his first BTCC victory at Snetterton in August.
Goff will drive the Ihg-backed machine used in 2015 by Andy Priaulx.
“I have plenty of data to study and I will have quite a lot of test days before the season, which is something I haven’t had before,” said the 24-year-old. “I have the onboard videos to look at from last year too - but a car is just a car. I think I should fit in fine.”
Goff said the opportunity to link up with WSR and BMW was unmissable. He added: “BMW is a great brand and WSR is a fantastic team. The deal came together quite quickly and I jumped at it. The combination is so tempting, and it is a chance to race at the front of the grid.”
Goff is likely to join WSR’S 2015 drivers Rob Collard and Sam Tordoff in the team. WSR boss Dick Bennetts said: “We are very excited with IHG Rewards Club’s decision to take Jack onboard, as we have watched him develop into a top BTCC driver in the last couple of years.
“The BTCC is shaping up for another great season. With Jack joining WSR it will further strengthen our strong line-up in our BMW 125i M Sports.”