After a disappointing exit from the Rally Mexico, Kris Meeke is looking to get more miles under his belt and points on the board with the fourth event of the 2014 World Rally Championship season in Portugal.
Another new event for the British driver, though Meeke admits Portugal will represent a challenge for him, he is nonetheless encouraged by his potential on gravel following the Mexico event.
“Yet more new stages for me!. It looks like it will be a very interesting rally. After Mexico, driving the Citroën DS3 WRC in testing helped to boost my confidence. At sea level, the car has significantly more power and there is a lot more grip on this type of road surface.”
“After speaking with the team, I know that this rally can be particularly complicated. For my first appearance here, it won't be easy. I feel a little bit frustrated after Mexico. I need to rack up more miles in the car and that will be my main objective in Portugal.
“If I can keep out of trouble then inevitably, the result will look after itself. What I need is to be consistent. Our last test sessions went really very well and I felt very comfortable in the Citroën DS3 WRC.”
Meeke is currently eighth in the standings following his podium finish on the season opening Rally Monte Carlo.