Hypothesis had been swirling lately of a cut up between Goff and Laborious, which missed the second official pre-season check at Croft.
Laborious arrived for final week’s last check at Thruxton with three Cupra Leons for Aron Taylor-Smith, Bobby Thompson and eleventh-hour signing Nic Hamilton, plus an Infiniti for Rick Parfitt, who by no means acquired onto the observe, however Goff was absent.
Workforce boss Tony Gilham didn’t need to remark at Thruxton when requested in regards to the scenario with Goff, who was slowest of all within the first official check at Donington.
However this week Goff posted on social media: “A month in the past I needed to make the toughest resolution after the Donington Park check and inform Workforce Laborious that I can be stepping away from BTCC this 2022 season for a number of causes.
“Workforce Laborious got here again with a brand new deal however sadly right now I discovered from them that that is now not potential.
“This has been the toughest resolution for me, however I hope to be again sooner or later.
“I want all the very best to Workforce Laborious and Tony and I thanks for the years we’ve spent collectively.
“We sit up for new alternatives!”
Jack Goff, Workforce HARD Cupra Leon
Photograph by: JEP / Motorsport Images
Goff graduated to the BTCC in 2013 because the reigning Renault Clio Cup champion, driving for Gilham’s crew.
He has spent 4 years of his BTCC profession driving for Gilham, and gave Laborious its first win in 2019 at Silverstone with a Volkswagen CC.
He additionally scored one victory in 2015 in a Triple Eight MG6, and three throughout 2017 and 2018 in a Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Sort R.
Efforts by Autosport to succeed in Goff to broaden on the scenario have been unsuccessful.
Laborious has been given a interval of grace by BTCC organiser TOCA to not substitute Goff for Donington this weekend – it would subsequently retain all of its present TBL entrants’ licences and plans an imminent announcement of the 31-year-old’s alternative for the second spherical at Manufacturers Hatch.
“I’m gutted that at this late stage Jack gained’t be returning for our fifth season collectively,” stated Gilham.
“He and his household really feel like certainly one of our personal and he can be sadly missed.
“I’d wish to thank Jack for all his laborious work over time, he has been an amazing asset and ambassador for our crew.
“Our friendship off observe will proceed and we hope Jack can race certainly one of our vehicles once more some day.”