Meeke’s the real deal
Kris Meeke’s performance on Rally Finland was stunning. Being the first Brit to conquer the fearsome roads is a truly epic performance.
Yes, he was running first on the road (please don’t start that moaning and complaining again) but he is not doing the entire championship, and that must make it even harder for him.
I know he is doing lots of testing but nothing can prepare a driver for competition and the intensity it involves. He has only done four rounds of the 2016 campaign.
Although this is frustrating, it means that there can be some very good times ahead for the Northern Irishman.
And, allied to Meeke’s marvellous result, there was joy for Craig Breen too. Both of them have shown that they deserve a proper crack at the title in 2017. Let the boys at it.
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