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Snetterton BTCC: Reigning champion Andrew Jordan to miss final race

Reigning British Touring Car champion Andrew Jordan will not contest the final race at Snetterton on medical grounds.

The Eurotech Honda Civic driver crashed in the first practice session on Saturday and missed practice while undergoing precautionary checks in hospital.

Jordan, who was not allowed to take part in qualifying after further assessment from the BTCC medical team, was then given the all-clear to race on Sunday morning.

He finished 16th in the opening encounter, having started from the pitlane, and managed only 15th in race two after contact early on.

The championship's medical team has since ruled he is suffering from exhaustion.

It was originally suggested that this was the result of exhaust fumes coming into the cockpit after the race-two contact, but the team subsequently clarified that although this produced additional heat, no fumes entered the car.

Instead it believes the exhaustion was a legacy of Jordan's heavy crash on Saturday.

His absence means he will leave the meeting with just one point, his worst score since Oulton Park in June 2010, and leaves Jordan at least 63 points behind championship leader Colin Turkington.

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