Triple Eight's Jack Goff says he wants to kick start his MG career with at least a podium at next weekend's British Touring Car Championship opener at Brands Hatch.

Goff 's future in the championship had looked uncertain at the end of the 2014 as it looked set he would not continue with Team BMR but the former VW driver will now make his race debut for Triple Eight MG next weekend, where he's already targeting a top-three result.

The 24-year old returns to scene where he clinched his first and so far only podium - a second place finish during his maiden season in 2013 - but now feels he can regularly challenge at the top, given the new machinery the former Team BMR driver has at his disposal.

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Incidentally, Goff marked his first official MG appearance at Donington's Media test by outpacing his championship winning team mate Andrew Jordan, who has also jumped ship over the winter to join Triple Eight.

The MG duo ended the four hour running fifth and sixth on the timesheets - within three-tenths of Team BMR Jason Plato's ultimate pace in the Volkswagen CC.

"We didn't show our true hand and I messed up a little bit on my best lap - you can always say what if though, can't you?" Goff told crash.net. "But no it's a good start, we've got things to improve as well, so come Brands Hatch we should nearer on where we need to be.

"We know where we are. We're pretty happy with that we are doing so we'll see what happens at Brands Hatch.
"To get back on the podium is what I want to achieve. I want to get back on the podium and taste the champagne again - it's been a long time!"

Although the MG last season was widely regarded as the strongest FWD car - under the development of Plato and Sam Tordoff - Goff did say that he and Jordan have both carried over valuable ideas from VW and Honda as they look to retain the manufacturers crown for MG.

"The car is a lot different. We've tried a few different things we had on my old car from last season and Andys [Jordan] has also carried some stuff over from Honda as well. It's been so far so good, we've been chipping away at it," the Triple Eight driver continued.

"Obviously we've had a good platform to begin with from the work Jason and Sam have done over the past couple of years. We're sort just fine tuning what they've done really. It's looking good.

"Compared to what I've been used to, it's a better car all round. It's an improvement for me. It's a more driveable car than the VW was but I dare say the VW is quite similar to MG with now Jason having gone over to BMR. It should be an interesting year."