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Turk­ing­ton road­block Ja­son. I didn’t was His pain was a gain for Moffat’s MercedesBenz, who fin­ished sixth from Jack­son’s Ford Fo­cus. Mor­gan was eighth from Tom In­gram and Collard.

Neal’s ti­tle hopes took a lit­eral bat­ter­ing on lap four. His Civic Type R sud­denly slowed com­ing into Paddock Hill Bend and, de­spite per­form­ing a com­plete re­set of the elec­tri­cal sys­tem as the cars headed up to Druids, the power was gone from the two-litre tur­bocharged mo­tor.

He pulled to the side of the cir­cuit and tried to tour back to the pits but, as he came out of Druids, side-by-side con­tact was made with Sutton’s MG. The Honda spun wildly in to the wall while Sutton (on the cusp of the Jack Sears Tro­phy) would be forced to re­tire.

Neal’s bat­ter­ing left him with con­cus­sion, and he was taken to the med­i­cal cen­tre for checks. The doc­tors pre­scribed that he should not start the fi­nale, even though he was the fourth and fi­nal man in with a shot of the crown.

While the mo­men­tum might have been with Turk­ing­ton, there was the pesky re­versed grid to cope with too. The num­ber seven was pulled out, giv­ing Jack­son the prime spot along­side Moffat.

Omi­nously, Tordoff would start third, with Cook along­side and Shedden back on row three.

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