Rallying Brits back on the podium
THE Brits are back to winning ways in the World Rally Championship following Kris Meeke’s podium finish last weekend at the Monte Carlo Rally – the first in a decade by a British driver.
Behind the wheel of a Citroën DS3, in very testing conditions, alongside co-driver Paul Nagle, Kris finished third overall in the final standings to become the first British driver since Colin McRae in 2003 to finish on the podium at Monte Carlo.
All drivers had to contend with huge amounts of water on the roads and heavy snow at the top of the Col de Turini,
Kris Meeke said: “I’ve never witnessed conditions like these at a rally. It was incredibly difficult but we achieved our goal. I had a very good feeling in the Citroën DS3 WRC.
“Monte Carlo is always a tough rally; it’s not really a tarmac rally and it’s not a snow rally either. It’s got a bit of everything! I’m very pleased for those who put their faith in me. It’s really nice to be able to pay back the team for their support with this result.”
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