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Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff top Brands Hatch qualifying
Jason Plato secured his fourth pole of the year today ahead of the season-ending Brands Hatch Grand Prix in the British Touring Car Championship.
The fifth-placed MG KX Momentum Racing man finished ahead of his team-mate Sam Tordoff, of Rawdon, and championship leader Andrew Jordan.
Defending champion Gordon Sheddon was fourth and Adam Morgan fifth.
The drama came with the second-ranked Matt Neal, though.
Neal, who decided to race despite recently undergoing surgery on a badly-broken finger, crashed out of the session after hitting a barrier on the exit of the Paddock Hill bend.
Honda did report that Neal will drive tomorrow, though, with Plato ready to lead the drivers out.
"The car is properly hooked up in the dry," he told the BTCC website.
"I think the amount of rain we are due to have tomorrow will be like race three at Croft, and we were quick there too.
"I am very pleased to be on pole and delighted that Sam took P2."
British Touring Car Championship round ten, Brands Hatch GP - Leading positions after final qualifying: 1 Jason Plato (Gbr) MG 1min 31.214sec, 2 Sam Tordoff (Gbr) MG 1:31.250, 3 Andrew Jordan (Gbr) Honda 1:31.586, 4 Gordon Shedden (Gbr) Honda 1:31.663, 5 Adam Morgan (Gbr) Toyota 1:31.678, 6 Colin Turkington (Gbr) BMW 1:31.709, 7 Tom Onslow-Cole (Gbr) Volkswagen 1:31.712, 8 Frank Wrathall (Gbr) Toyota 1:31.771, 9 Rob Collard (Gbr) BMW 1:32.058, 10 Jake Hill (Gbr) Audi 1:32.180.
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