JACK Goff won his first British Touring Cars race with victory at Snetterton last weekend, holding off the challenge of two-time BTC champion Jason Plato and three-time world champion Andy Priaulx.
His victory came in the second race of the day where he was drawn in pole position and led from start to finish.
He got off to a flying start, and while Plato was involved in a scrap for second place with Priaulx, Goff concentrated on his own drive to open up a two-second gap on him.
The 24-year-old from Stokenchurch then stuck to the gameplan of looking after the rubbers and even with the tyres fading from lap 11 and a slight wobble on the final lap, he managed to hold Plato off to secure his maiden BTCC victory.
He said: “It’s great to finally get my first win in the BTCC and to be able to get Triple Eight’s first win of 2015.
“It’s still yet to sink in properly, but there isn’t much time to sit and celebrate as we need to now focus on Knockhill and make sure we are fighting at the sharp end once again.
“It was made extra special with the amount of support I got from Team JG and actually everyone else down the paddock and on the side of the track watching. It’s a memory I will keep forever.”
The win was also MG and Triple Eight’s first win on soft tyres since they built the car.
Triple Eight Team principal Ian Harrison said: “It was a fantastic weekend for the team and Jack did a brilliant job in that final race – especially on the soft tyre.
"When you’ve got the likes of Jason Plato breathing down your neck in a situation like that, many would buckle but Jack drove a perfect race and didn’t put a wheel wrong until the last lap where he got a little sideways.”