Triple Eight Racing's Jack Goff says winning his first ever British Touring Car Championship race at Snetterton is a 'monkey off his back' after over two-years of trying.

Goff defeated Team BMR's Jason Plato in a straight duel during the final race of the Snetterton weekend to give MG their long awaited first win of the 2015 campaign - beating team mate Andrew Jordan to that particular bragging right.

The Triple Eight driver had already come close to winning his first race earlier in the season at Brands Hatch when he narrowly lost out to Honda's Matt Neal following a titanic race long dogfight with the triple BTCC champion.

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"It probably hasn't sunk in yet. On the way home at a service station it might start to sink in. It has been a long time coming," said Goff. "I haven't been on that top step since 2012 in the Clio Cup Championship.

"To get the first one for myself and, obviously, the first one for MG this season is a really nice feeling."

The MG6 GT driver made perfect use of the soft tyre to bolt away in the early stages of the Snetterton finale, giving himself a crucial near two-second gap he needed to fend off the catching Plato in the final stages of the race.

"I was pushing it to the absolute maximum but at the same time I was trying to look after the soft tyres because they can go off the cliff sometimes," Goff continued.

"I had the team boss [Ian Harrison] on the radio making sure I wasn't pushing too hard for most of the race. He was keeping me up to date with the gap behind to Jason [Plato]. It was a good all round performance.

"At the start I was pulling away and it sort of turned into a stalemate during the middle of the race before Jason started to catch me again towards the end of the race. It was all under control I think."

Goff's maiden triumph, intertwined with a disastrous day in the championship for Honda's Team Dynamics, has moved MG to within five points of the Japanese constructors in the manufacturers' points battle as the series heads to Knockhill.

"It's a monkey off you're back. It's good to get that first win under the belt. Hopefully as a team we can push forward now. We've had a good day in the manufacturers' championship. It's been a good day all round really," Goff continued.

"Knockhill has never been one of the strongest tracks for the MG but, then again, the car is a lot different to last year. Until we get there and roll it out for FP1, you never know where we're going to be.

"I've only been around there once and that was last year. I haven't got much knowledge of the place but we'll give it a damn good go."