Triple Eight Engineering's Jack Goff say's he already braced himself for a weekend of damage limitation as the joint BTCC point's leader carries 75 kilos of success ballast into Donington Park.

Goff sparkled on his MG debut at Brands Hatch after a trio of top-ten finishes - culminating into a compelling duel for the race three honours with Honda's Matt Neal - leaves the Triple Eight driver level on points with three-time champion Neal after one round.

As a consequence though, Goff's early success means he will carry a full complement of success ballast into qualifying at Donington Park, which this season has been increased to 75 kilos as opposed from 45 in 2014.

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Rule tweaks to the race two grids reckoning - fastest lap from race one achieves pole for race two - will also place an even larger emphasis on ultimate pace during the first race, something Goff isn't overly confident about heading into the weekend's action.

"Donington is going to be a struggle for us. For qualifying and race one we've got 75 kilos of success ballast and obviously the race two grids is assembled by the best lap achieved in the first race," Goff told crash.net.

"So those first two races are going to be difficult for us. It's going to be important to get two top-ten finishes in those races so then we can attack for a good result in race three."

Goff comfortably overshadowed his Triple Eight team mate Andrew Jordan - who also made his MG debut at Brands Hatch -but admitted he won't be content until he and Jordan can return last year's manufacturer's winners to the top of the tree.

MG had been tipped to be the package to beat heading into 2015 but have so far had to play second fiddle behind Volkswagen, BMW and Honda at Brands Hatch.

"It is good to out-race him [Jordan] obviously but at the end of the day we both want to be winning. Until we're both P1 and P2 we're not going to be happy really. So as a team, we need to go away and try to find that last little bit," Goff continued.

"We're not talking masses and masses. There was a tenth-and-a-half between myself and pole [at Brands Hatch] so if we can find that last bit I think we'll be somewhere near come the end of the year."