IRC: Meeke: I’ll definitely be in Brazil…

Kris Meeke has confirmed that his participation on the Rally Internacional de Curitiba in Brazil, the next round in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, is not in any doubt, despite his big crash on the Rallye Monte Carlo last week.

Meeke, who had been running fourth overall, went off on the opening stage on day three, when he lost control of his Kronos Racing-run Peugeot 207 S2000 after it slid on a patch of slush just 1 kilometre in.

The car then left the road and rolled five times, demolishing part of a bridge.

Thanks to the advanced safety systems built into the car, Meeke and co-driver, Paul Nagle both escaped unharmed - but Kris still felt it was the biggest accident of his career.

"The decision has not been taken as to whether my car can be fixed but we've got some contingency plans in place to use another car if we need to," he explained. "But there won't be a problem.

"I'm looking forward to Brazil now. What happened in Monte Carlo was just down to my inexperience of these conditions.

"Brazil is going to be a level playing field and I'm sure we can get back on track there."

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Kris Meeke / Paul Nagle - Peugeot UK 207 S2000. Rallye Monte Carlo January 20-24 2009 [Pic credit: IRC].

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