Britain's Kris Meeke put the disappointments of Portugal and Mexico behind him with a fantastic third on Rally Argentina this weekend.

Meeke moved up into the final podium position in the final test on Friday and with a 2.5 minute gap to fourth, he then paced himself through the remaining two days to ensure he got to the end and brought his Citroen DS3 WRC car home in one piece.

"I was determined to get a good result," said Meeke. "I focussed on driving as precisely as possible so as to not take any risks. I used every second I had to make sure of getting across the finish line. It was difficult but this is a fantastic result.

"I would like to dedicate it to everyone in the team. They put a lot of faith in me [after Portugal], so I owed them one!" he added.

Citroen deputy team principal, Marek Nawarecki meanwhile was delighted to see the Briton get another rostrum.

"It was an especially difficult rally. Kris had never raced in Argentina as part of the World Championship, but he got to grips with the stages, confirmed his pace notes and found the right pace.

"Once he grabbed third spot, he managed his position remarkably well to finish on the podium," Nawarecki concluded.

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