Meeke won’t lead ev­ery Citroen WRC en­try, with driv­ers shar­ing

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Citroen’s three driv­ers will share the ral­lies con­tested by the French man­u­fac­turer – with Kris Meeke likely to miss some DS 3 WRC com­pe­ti­tion in 2016.

While the French firm’s pro­gramme for this sea­son has been de­cided, team prin­ci­pal Yves Mat­ton would not dis­close any­thing be­yond next month’s Rally Swe­den, or who would be driv­ing for the team. Meeke, Craig Breen and Stephane Lefebvre will share seat time in the World Rally Cham­pi­onship this year.

“The idea is to give ap­prox­i­mately an equal amount [of com­pe­ti­tion] to the three driv­ers,” said Mat­ton. “I want to keep full flex­i­bil­ity and I don’t want to talk about who will drive on which ral­lies or which ral­lies we will com­pete on – just in case we make a change in our plans.

“What the driv­ers will do will be linked to our test pro­gramme as well. Kris will not do all of the ral­lies which we will do as a team.”

China is the only long-haul event that Citroen is be­lieved to be con­sid­er­ing this sea­son, with Euro­pean rounds favoured.

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