Jack Goff calls his return to British Touring Car racing like a 'first day back at school' after enjoying a productive pre-season test with the Triple Eight Racing MG6 GT.

The 23-year-old notched up 300km of running time alongside his new team-mate former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan. The High Wycome-born racer used the test to get to grips with the MG, running simulated race programmes with the MG-factory team.

"It was a really good first day back at school, the headmaster didn't tell me off too much," joked Goff. "It's been a long time since I got behind the wheel of a NGTC car and it was good to get so many laps in and blow away a few cobwebs.

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"I pounded round and did a lot of laps, not in search of overall pace, but the car is mighty quick on a race run on old tyres, so it's given me a lot of confidence for the further tests I've got coming up."

The young driver, who was crowned Renault Clio Cup champion in 2012, has spent the past two seasons racing in BTCC with Vauxhall and Volkswagen machinery.

"The VW was a step on from the Vauxhall, but the MG feels like a bigger step on in terms of differences again," he explained. "My initial thoughts are that the MG feels so much stronger; it really encourages you to push and I'm looking forward to doing just that at Snetterton on Friday."

The BTCC season commences at Brands Hatch Indy on the 4-5 April.