ERC: Circuit of Ireland will rock, says Meeke

Kris Meeke: It's going to be massive for Irish rallying...
Kris Meeke has said the Circuit of Ireland Rally, which will form round five of the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship schedule, will be 'incredible' when it takes place from 17-19 April.

Meeke, a leading international rally driver from Northern Ireland, was a visitor to the Circuit of Ireland when the event last ran in 2012. He can't wait for next year's edition to take place.

“It's incredible and it's going to be massive for Irish rallying,” said Meeke. “It's a fantastic event, a real legendary rally and the introduction of the new R5 technical regulations will mean interest in the ERC is going to be huge.

“It's really going to take off.”

Meeke's future meanwhile remains uncertain, although he has been linked to a drive with Citroen in the WRC, and was mentioned as a possible candidate during Rally de Espana last month.

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Kris Meeke (GBR) Citroen DS3 WRC
Kris Meeke (GB) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC
Kris Meeke (GBR) Chrs Patterson (IRL) Citroen DS3 WRC
Kris Meeke (GB) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC

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November 27, 2013 4:56 PM

Meeke has never been given a serious full season after the Mini (joke) entry went south but he was very fast then, now he's more mature & still very fast after his couple of showings this season. Ok, he didn't do himself any favours going off, but for me he'd be exciting to watch & he can run towards the front in the championship. Otherwise who else is there to stop a 2014 VW lockout ? It will be a VW one two at every event (that Latvala finishes). So we need someone like Meeke to at least have a try, he has the talent & will push to challenge the VW drivers. if not........please can we get Marcus out of retirement ??

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