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IRC: Fifth crucial for Meeke in Madeira

Kris Meeke admits that a fifth place in Madeira could prove crucial to his hopes of securing the Intercontinental Rally Challenge title.

The Peugeot UK driver has enjoyed three wins already this season, but was forced to work hard to take fifth – and four championship points – on last weekend's event.

The result ensures he now holds a five point lead over Skoda driver Jan Kopecky in the IRC standings but he admitted it hadn't been an easy event.

“I probably worked harder for those four points than I did for the ten I got in Brazil, Azores and Ypres,” he said. “It's such a tough place to go for the first time. It's such a specialised event and it's very difficult to learn the roads.

“In Ypres you had maybe 100 corners per stage to learn but in Madeira it was more like 300.”



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jasemat - Unregistered

August 09, 2009 5:54 AM

Never really had an opinion on the guy, just thought he used to get a bit of media attention because of the Colin McRae connection untill i was searching You Tube for S2000 video's. He's is actually bloody quick and seems to be getting the results his skills deserves. (have a look for a vid of him on tarmac in a 6R4) haven't seen a Grp B car driven like that in ages. The sooner he wins this championship and steps up to the top flight the better



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