Remaining with the Vauxhall Insignia for a second season, Goff switched to the BTCC’s newest superpower, Team BMR for 2014 and although second podium eluded him, a mid season switch to the VW Passat helped consolidate 14th place in the championship, and a 48 point improvement on his debut campaign.
2015 was heralded as potentially a enormous year for Goff. Another move, this time to BTCC heavyweights Triple Eight promised heaps of potential, however the ageing MG 6 chassis and Triple Eight’s lack of progress over the winter break meant Goff and his teammate Jordan were rarely challenging at the very front of the field. A storming start to 2015 at Brands Hatch saw Goff head into round two at Donnigton Park in joint lead of the championship, but as both the Honda’s and VW’s began to find their footing, Triple Eight failed to keep up with the pace, and Goff ended 2015 9th in the championship.
Goff’s long awaited maiden BTCC win at Snetterton was one of the highlights of the 2015 season, and along with a further three podiums ensured that 2015 was not the disappointment it could have been for Goff. Announced at the 2016 Autosport International Show, his move from Triple Eight to join WSR and IHG Rewards Club BMW completed the mass exodus of drivers at Ian Harrison’s squad, and was the move which prompted me to explore what was going on at Triple Eight.
Taking the place of touring car legend Andy Priaulx at WSR will be no easy task, and despite his enormous potential, work will be required to ensure the BMW 1 series, now entering it’s fourth BTCC season stays competitive right up until race 30 at Brands Hatch in October. However, as Priaulx, Collard and Tordoff all proved last year, the WSR BMW is a race winning car, and unlike previous seasons, Goff finally has the machinery to match his obvious talent. Heralded as the BTCC’s next big thing, 2016 is shaping up to be a momentous year for the young charger from High Wycombe, and whilst a championship charge will remain on Goff’s radar, adding to his growing tally of podiums and race wins is almost certainly on the cards.