Ral­ly­ing Brits back on the podium

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

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.”

Fred­eric Manby

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