An eventful weekend of racing at Snetterton saw Jack Goff slip down the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) standings.

The High Wycombe driver was left frustrated as he finished 11th and 13th in the first and third race of the weekend and failed to finish the second.

Goff, 25, was up against it from the moment he came 16th in qualifying and he was understandably underwhelmed with his meek return of points.

“It was just one of those weekends that you have in motorsport. We had a bit of ground to make up after qualifying, but I was sure top 10 finishes were possible,” Goff said.

“Eleventh in race one was a good start from 16th on the grid, but then we had the issue pre-race and that was that [in race two].

“I made a good start in race three and was into the points after a lap – from 26th on the grid – but it was difficult to make progress.”

The Team IHG Rewards Club driver acknowledged that a better qualifying display could have saved him such struggles in the races.

Elements out of Goff’s control played a part in the performance in qualifying, however, and he suggested he was on target to secure a better place on the grid.

He said: “I am quite frustrated. I was three tenths faster than I’d been previously when the driver made a mistake ahead of me and I had to back out of the throttle.

“The speed that cost me on the following straight ruined the next lap too. It didn’t exactly cost me pole position, but it would probably have meant P12 on the grid instead of P16.

“The BMW isn’t the fastest car in a straight line, but it does have advantages elsewhere, so if we can manage the tyres well, there’s no reason we can’t move forward throughout each race.”

Goff’s own troubles were mirrored by a turbulent race for many of the other drivers and a red flag during race two ensured a good start was meaningless.

His troubles intensified on the re-formation lap as a propshaft issue meant he had to drop out of the race altogether.

Goff perhaps showed his best form of the weekend in the final race as he battled back from the back of the grid to secure some potentially vital points.

He had moved up to 16th within one lap and continued to progress to finish 13th and ensure he maintains his place in the championships top 10.

His efforts meant WSR, who run the Team IHG Rewards Club car, stayed at the top of the manufacturer/constructor competition.

The race also saw High Wycombe’s Tom Ingram competing for Speedworks Motorsport and he moved ahead of Goff in the drivers’ championship.

Ingram finished in sixth, seventh and 12th after qualifying in fourth and is currently seventh in the championship.

The BTCC returns to action on the weekend commencing Saturday, August 13 when the championship heads to Knockhill for its seventh race.