Race win­ner swaps to BMW 125i M Sport

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - By Matt James Pho­tos: Jakob Ebrey

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.”

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