Jack Goff’s progress in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) shows no sign of letting up as he secured two points finishes at Thruxton.

The Team IHG driver is currently sixth in the overall standings and his eighth and fifth place finishes means he is still within striking distance of championship leader Matt Neal.

Contact in the final race of the weekend meant he finished 18th, but Goff was nonetheless pleased with his efforts, after safety concerns lead to shortened races.

“I think the BMW had the pace to put us on the podium twice if the races hadn’t been shortened for safety reasons,” Goff said.

“The strategy was to wait for the front-wheel-drive cars to use up their tyres then pounce but the shorter races meant that couldn’t happen.”

Goff, 25, started race one in 12th position and also had to contest with 57kg worth of success ballast. It was a test he dealt with well and was in eighth by the mid-point of the race.

A multi-car accident saw red flags waved and meant his considerable progress was halted.

Goff would make up for the frustration of being stopped in his tracks in his second race as he finished just outside the top pack in fifth.

Things could have got even better for Goff in the third and final round of the weekend as he was running smoothly in third position before a collision ended his race.

The incident, which saw him collide with Gordon Shedden, came with little more than a lap to go and saw him fall down the grid with no time to recover.

Goff said: “Had it not been for the contact with Gordon, which was a 50/50 incident in my opinion, I’d probably be second in the championship right now.”

The championship takes a brief break before recommencing at Oulton Park on the weekend commencing Saturday, June 4.