Thor­burn’s trou­ble

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Euan Thor­burn faced a hec­tic race to get ready for the Spey­side. Fol­low­ing transmission fail­ure on the Cir­cuit of Ire­land, the gear­box had been sent back to Peu­geot for a re­build. How­ever, they man­aged to bor­row a gear­box from Jonny Greer in Belfast so fa­ther Alis­tair Thor­burn was dis­patched at mid-day on Thurs­day to Belfast. It was only when they in­stalled the gear­box they re­alised it was mi­nus the joint be­tween en­gine and gear­box as Euan had sent his away com­plete with the union. Af­ter an­other phone call, Jonny sent the part to Belfast for ferry to Stran­raer, leav­ing the Thor­burns with an­other prob­lem. They were al­ready on their way to El­gin. Af­ter a Face­book ap­peal, rally fan Ryan John­stone picked up the part at the ferry port and it duly ar­rived in El­gin in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing. The bleary-eyed team made the rally start with time to spare.

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