BTCC 2017: Jack Goff moves from WSR BMW to Eurotech Honda squad

Jack Goff will switch from WSR BMW to a Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type-R in the 2017 British Touring Car Championship

BTCC 2017: Jack Goff moves from WSR BMW to Eurotech Honda squad

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

It will be Goff's fifth season in the BTCC. He won a race driving for the Triple Eight works MG team in 2015, and placed 11th in the points last season in a rear-wheel-drive WSR BMW 125i M Sport.

"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," he said.

"The car is a proven winner, with 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, whose full-time 2016 team-mate Martin Depper has left Eurotech for Motorbase, said getting a young driver in the second car had been a priority.

"Our aim was always to put a talented young gun into the second seat, which we have managed to achieve," said Smith.

"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, we intend to be on the podium."

2017 BTCC LINE-UP SO FAR

AmD Tuning Audi S3 Saloon
Ollie Jackson, Ant Whorton-Eales

BTC Racing Chevrolet Cruze
Chris Smiley, Dave Newsham

Ciceley Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Adam Morgan

Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type-R
Jeff Smith, Jack Goff

Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis
Rob Austin

Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Aiden Moffat

Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus
TBA

Motorbase Performance Ford Focus
Mat Jackson, Luke Davenport, Martin Depper

Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra
Tom Chilton, Senna Proctor

Speedworks Toyota Avensis
Tom Ingram

Team BMR Subaru Levorg
TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA

Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type-R
Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Matt Simpson

Team Hard VW CC
Will Burns, Michael Epps, TBA

Team Parker Ford Focus
TBA

Triple Eight MG MG6
TBA, TBA

WSR BMW 125i M Sport
Andrew Jordan, TBA, TBA

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