Eurotech Racing's Jack Goff has taken a sensational first ever British Touring Car Championship pole position after dominating qualifying at Snetterton.

The Honda Civic Type-R driver led most of the 30-minute shootout ahead of Team BMW's Colin Turkington but improved late on with a 1 minute 55.706 lap, putting him out of reach of anyone else.

It was Turkington who led the early running ahead of his BMW 125i M Sport team mate Andrew Jordan, but Goff soon took the session by the scruff of the neck after initially setting a 1 minute 56.059 during his first run.

Goff - seemingly at ease having found the sweet-spot with his Honda - then unleashed a further effort on his second run, to end the session almost 0.5s ahead of Turkington on the front row.

Second position for Turkington has also given the BMW driver a golden opportunity to claw back points on series leader Gordon Shedden, who was mystified by a lack of speed after qualifying in 20th position.

Subaru's Ashley Sutton is another who can take advantage of Shedden's plight after qualifying as the top Levorg runner in third position.

Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram joins Sutton on the second row in fourth. Ingram's best lap was just 0.023s quicker than Adam Morgan, who will start tomorrow's opening race from fifth.

Handy Motorsport's Rob Austin made it two Toyota Avensis' to make the top-six order in sixth. Austin had sat as high as fourth, but a spectacular half-spin at turn one disrupted his rhythm late in the session.

BMW Pirtek Racing's Jordan eventually wound up in seventh position, while Subaru's Jason Plato produced a flier late on to rise from 16th and up into eighth.

Rob Collard ensured all three West Surrey Racing BMWs made the top-ten order in ninth while Jake Hill battled his way up the timesheets to complete the top-ten in tenth.

Elsewhere, Honda's Matt Neal capped off a terrible afternoon for the Honda outfit by qualifying in a lowly 23rd.

The former triple-champion found himself sitting as high as third at one, but his Civic Type-R failed the ride height test midway through the session and subsequently lost his best lap.

 

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