Stockenchurch’s Jack Goff is living the dream after joining one of the most successful teams in British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) history.

Goff has already spent two years on the BTCC circuit but the 23-year-old is now part of a Triple Eight team which is the reigning constructors/manufacturers champions and has 23 titles to its name.

He will be also be a ‘works-supported’ driver for MG; which like Triple Eight is an institution in the sport and Goff started his racing education in one of its cars growing up.

“To be associated with a team (Triple Eight) with that much history is amazing,” Goff told the Bucks Free Press.

“It is something that you dream of as a kid. When you grow up watching touring cars on TV, when you are karting, the manufacturer drivers are the people you look up to and aspire to be.”

He continued: “I have been watching touring cars since I was five or six-years-old and I never really wanted to go down the Formula One route so to be sitting here now, driving for one of the most successful touring car teams in the MG brand, with their heritage in motor sport too, is an honour.”

The 2012 Clio Cup UK champion has long been tipped for success and after a maiden podium finish in the final race of his debut BTCC season in 2013, Goff secured ten top-ten finishes during the previous campaign.

He said: “I’d be lying if I sat here and said that I don’t expect to get some wins this year because I expect to be fighting for wins and podium finishes from the first weekend.

“As far as winning the championship goes, it is probably too early to say that at the minute but who knows. The car is capable of it and has proven that in the last couple of years so why not? Let’s give it a go.”

When asked for his realistic aims for this season, he added: “I would like to be in the hunt for the Championship come the end of the year. I want to be in the top five or six and the top three would of course be even better.”

Goff has signed a one-year contract and with Triple Eight and MG will be in the same team as the 2013 champion Andrew Jordan.

There are 32 drivers in the competition and one of them is fellow High Wycombe driver Tom Ingram.

Just two points separated the pair in the 2014 season with Ingram one place above Goff in 14th, although he is yet to confirm a drive for his second year on the circuit after racing in a Toyota Avensis for Speedworks Motorsport.

With his own drive now secure Goff recognises joining a top team means he must “tick all the boxes on the track and off it” but he is not concerned.

He said: “It was always my aim to get into a top team such as Triple Eight. Some people have said there is a lot of pressure on my shoulders but I think the pressure comes from myself.

“I am with a proven race winner [in Triple Eight] and the [MG] car has been in the fight for the championship in recent years so it is game on.”

Triple Eight Racing’s founder and managing director, Ian Harrison, is hoping his team and the MG6 car will help Goff fulfil his potential.

Harrison said: “Jack is a young guy on a journey to become a top BTCC driver. It’s great that he is with us; he fits with what we’re trying to do. We spoke to several drivers over the off-season, but when we found out Jack was available it was clear he was the best option for us.”

Harrison continued: “We’ll aim to get him working in a methodical way, aid his development as a driver and give him a car that will allow him to show what he can really do behind the wheel in a BTCC car. We need Jack to be running in the top eight all the time and becoming a regular front-runner as the season progresses to enable us to defend the manufacturers’ title for MG.”

Goff’s first test session is at Donington on Wednesday and the 2015 season starts at Brands Hatch on the weekend of April 4-5.