Eurotech Racing's Jack Goff insists 'he could have gone even faster' in yesterday's British Touring Car Championship qualifying, despite already claiming pole position at Snetterton.

The Honda Civic Type-R driver dominated yesterday's 30-minute qualifying shootout to secure his first ever BTCC pole position by almost 0.5s ahead of Team BMW's Colin Turkington.

Goff's 1 minute 55.786s effort already came within a whisker of breaking Gordon Shedden's pole record around the Norfolk circuit but the 26-year old felt a 1 minute 55.5s lap was within reach.

"It's always a bit worrying when you get out of the car before the session ends!" said Goff.

"It's my first pole and it's all down to these Eurotech guys. They've put the work in and the Honda Civic Type R was just fantastic out there.

"The car didn't feel a thing like it did this morning. We knew we had some sort of problem in the car holding us back and we found the issue, which helped us. I think there was even a 1m55.5s in there somewhere, I could have gone even faster on that lap."

Now faced with the task of consolidating his first pole position into a second career win, Goff is mindful of the RWD threat, with Colin Turkington and Ashley Sutton starting directly behind him.

"It's looking good, but we've got two rear-wheel drive cars directly behind and alongside us, so we'll have to see what we can do at the start tomorrow," Goff continued.

"We've worked hard through the summer break and during the mid-season test and we've found a lot of things that were really good for the car and some ideas we had to chuck in the bin.

"We've been finding little bits and those bits add up. We've had a few bad rounds - Oulton and obviously Croft - with just a point from the last two weekends, so to come back here with a bang is perfect."


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