Your Top 10 World Rally Drivers' of the Year 2011: 7: Kris Meeke

Nationality: British Team: MINI World Rally Team Car: MINI John Cooper Works Championship position: 11th Points: 25 points (average tally per event: 4.16) Events: 6 (out of 13) Wins: 0 Podiums: 0 Points finishes: 2 Stage wins: 2 Power Stage wins: 1

Kris Meeke ended his partial season with MINI very strongly, with a fifth place finish in Spain and a fourth in Wales, where he almost snatched the final podium place. Fourth is his best-ever WRC result and his performances during 2011 earned him seventh spot in your World Rally Driver of the Year poll.

Meeke also had the joy of giving MINI its first Power Stage win in Spain, just what he needed after trying events in Sardinia, Finland and Germany, where mechanical issues sidelined him and in France, where he crashed out on day two, when running in fifth place.

Overall, he polled an average mark of 6.89 out of ten, placing him just ahead of M-Sport Stobart Ford ace Mads Ostberg.

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Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who has been ranked in sixth place.'s World Rally Driver of the Year 2011 - results so far:

8. Mads Ostberg 9. Andreas Mikkelsen 10. Mikko Hirvonen