Kris Meeke says he must cut out his errors which have seriously hampered his 2015 World Rally Championship season so far, but feels he has the speed in the Citroen DS 3 needed to win.

The Northern Irish driver lost over three minutes after two opening stage spins in the Swedish snow at the second round of the WRC series. He eventually scrambled home in seventh place after a final crash trying to hunt down fellow British driver Elfyn Evans.

That disappointment was compounded by a frustrating season-opener at Rally Monte Carlo when the 35-year-old crashed and damaged his rear suspension on the second day, plunging him from fourth to an eventual 10th place finish.

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"Too many mistakes, exactly what I didn't need," Meeke said. "In Sweden it's a fine line and there are always snow banks to catch you out. You have to be very clean with your driving and I got caught out two or three times. It's not good. We have to learn to eliminate those mistakes and finish with no errors, it's simple."

However, Meeke has taken confidence in his teams' performances and believes he has the pace to challenge for victories this season. The North Irish driver has already won eight individual stages at the opening two rallies and currently sits ninth in the drivers' standings.

"The speed is not the problem, we don't have to look for that. To go to Sweden for only the second time and to be able to do fastest times is encouraging," Meeke added. "My level has increased a huge amount since last year and my natural rhythm is so much higher."

Meeke will now look to eliminate those mistakes to kick-start his year at the third round of the season's WRC in Mexico, which runs between 5-8 March.