High Wycombe’s Jack Goff is in confident mood heading into the third stage of the 2016 British Touring Car Championships (BTCC) at Thruxton this weekend.

Goff currently sits third in the overall standings having produced strong performances in each of the season’s first two meets.

The Team IHG Rewards Club driver has collected three top six finishes at Donnington Park last month and wants to continue his strong vein of form at Thruxton.

“Thruxton is the kind of circuit we all love to race at because the speeds are so high, it’s exhilarating,” Goff said.

“I’ve never won at Thruxton in any series I’ve raced in, but I’ve never had a car as good as the BMW I’m racing now. There is no reason why I can’t correct that statistic this weekend.”

Goff’s success so far this season will see him start the weekend at Thruxton with 57kg of success ballast, which will make his car heavier than at any point in 2016.

This extra weight will undoubtedly cause Goff some issues at the UK’s fastest circuit, but he is confident he will be able to adapt to the challenge.

“It’s actually how well you get out of the slow-speed corners – the chicane in particular – that more or less determines you lap time,” Goff explained.

“If you don’t do that well, your speed is compromised for the next half-lap. The BMW is particularly good in the traction stakes.

“This should put us in a strong position, although we’re very aware that the 57kg ballast will affect us in this area in qualifying and race one.”

The 25-year-old’s confidence is well placed and Goff is the only driver in a field of 31 to have set a fastest lap at the first two races of the season.

His efforts have taken Team IHG to fifth in the team standings and he will be looking to close the 12 point gap to championship leader Matt Neal.

Fellow Buckinghamshire drivers Tom Ingram and Matt Simpson will also be competing as they take to the grid in their Speedworks Motorsport cars.

Ingram will be looking to build on a steady start and move up from 12th while Simpson will be eager to climb off the very bottom of the drivers’ standings.