Goff switches from WSR to sec­ond Eurotech Civic for 2017 BTCC cam­paign

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Jack Goff will drive a Eurotech Rac­ing Honda Civic Type-r in the 2017 Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship.

He will line-up along­side team owner Jeff Smith in one of the team’s BTCC TOCA Swin­don-swin­don­pow­ered two-litre tur­bocharged cars.

It will be Goff ’s fifth sea­son in the BTCC. He won a race driv­ing for the Triple Eight Rac­ing MG6 team in 2015, and placed 11th in the points last sea­son at the wheel of a rear­wheel-wheel-drive WSR BMW 125i M Sport.

Goff said: “I have been for­tu­nate to have raced with many suc­cess­ful teams dur­ing my short time in the BTCC and hav­ing met the Eurotech Rac­ing team and vis­ited its very im­pres­sive fa­cil­i­ties, it is al­ready very clear that it has all the per­son­nel and re­sources to give me a great chance to be fight­ing for cham­pi­onship hon­ours in 2017. “The car is a proven win­ner, with [reign­ing cham­pion] Gordon [Shed­den] hav­ing won the past two cham­pi­onships with the Civic and, with the Swin­don en­gine, I think we have a very com­pet­i­tive pack­age for the 2017 sea­son.” Eurotech had a patchy sea­son last year, but when team new­comer Dan Lloyd joined the op­er­a­tion for three races, he qual­i­fied on the front row twice and also took two top 10 fin­ishes.

Smith said: “Our aim was al­ways to put a tal­ented young gun in to the sec­ond seat which we have man­aged to achieve.

“I am con­fi­dent that Jack’s race­craft com­bined with our Honda will be a force to be reck­oned with.

“We know our cars are ca­pa­ble of win­ning the cham­pi­onship and with Jack’s abil­ity, we are con­fi­dent this is an achiev­able goal.

“We have a com­pre­hen­sive pre-sea­son test­ing pro­gramme in place and will hit the ground run­ning. From the first round at Brands Hatch [on April 2], we in­tend to be on the podium.”

Goff drove a WSR 125i M Sport last year but will race a Eurotech Civic in ’17

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