Eeek! Meeke’s Dramatic Climax To Mexico Rally Makes Citroen Fans Sweat

Eeek! Meeke’s Dramatic Climax To Mexico Rally Makes Citroen Fans Sweat

As a top-level driver, you’d think that Kris Meeke would be able to keep his car on the stage and confirm his first rally win of the season in simple fashion.

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The Northern Irishman had other plans, however, and made Citroen fans everywhere scream in disbelief and fright.

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With just two corners to go of Rally Mexico, Meeke – who had a 37-second lead going into the final stage – lost control of his C3 WRC and drove through a hedge.

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The engineers and team members were shocked as he then drove round a car park after clearly being disorientated by the incident.

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He quickly recovered, though, to do a Gymkhana display around the parked vehicles. Show-off!

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After what seemed like an eternity, Meeke managed to find his way back to the route and finish the rally – with just a 13-second lead over second-place Sebastien Ogier.

The Citroen situation room exploded with joy, and we’re guessing that they didn’t have many nails left after the potentially heart-breaking incident.

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But well done Mr Meeke, who becomes the third driver to win a rally after only three events! Enjoy the Corona!

 

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