Britain's Kris Meeke is keen to keep the 'positive momentum' going on Rally Italia Sardegna next week.

Meeke took his second podium of the year in Argentina, keeping his head while many of his rivals hit problems.

He is now determined to show the same speed and while he has been to Sardinia before - finishing third in the JWRC in 2005 and winning the event in 2009, when it was part of the IRC - he knows that experience will have limited value given the event has moved base this year to Alghero on the west coast of the island.

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"It's a typically Mediterranean round. The roads are narrow, fast, slippery and littered with big rocks! We'll have to see what the new sections have in store for us. In many ways, it'll be a new rally and we'll be starting from scratch in recce," said the Citroen driver ahead of round six in WRC 2014.

"We were very much on the pace during day one in Argentina," he added, "and I hope we'll have the same speed in Sardinia.

"I have to keep this positive momentum going into Rally Poland so that I can head into the second half of the season, where I know the events better, full of confidence!"

Khalid Al Qassimi meanwhile will also be in action joining team-mates Meeke and Mads Ostberg and back in the 'third' car entered under the Citroen Abu Dhabi WRT banner. It is his third of four scheduled 2014 WRC runs.

"I haven't always made it to the end of this rally," said Al Qassimi, who is currently second in the Middle East Rally Championship, his main focus this year. "You have to find the right balance between pushing and staying on the road. The roads on the stages are fast and narrow. There is no room for error whatsoever, because there are rocks and trees just off the racing line."