Goff left to rue brake issue
Jack Goff was left to rue an issue with the brakes on his MG6 after missing out on a potential top four qualifying result as the BTCC season resumed at Snetterton.
The Triple Eight driver, on the back foot compared to a number of front-runners having not taken part in the Dunlop tyre test last month, had gone purple in the first sector of his final flying lap of the session when he suddenly ran off-track at the end of the Bentley Straight.
Although able to return to the circuit without making contact with anything, the former Clio Cup racer was forced to bring his car back into the pits and would end the session seventh – when there was clearly potential for more.
“Realistically had I put my sectors together on that last lap, even without the purple in the first, then we would have ended up P4,” he said. “I went under the bridge, hit the brakes and it went to the floor. I think I had a bit of pad knock-off but we need to have a look at it properly – it was a bit of shock though.”
Despite the issue, Goff will now seek to push forwards on race day to challenge towards the front and he said he felt confident of the package underneath him for race day.
“I keep using qualifying as an excuse, but we were probably the only ones towards the front that didn’t test here last month so we are about 130 laps down,” he said. “We are there or thereabouts and we can certainly race from where we are. We did a race run in FP1 and the car felt really good so we should be strong tomorrow.”