Kris Meeke says Rally Poland requires commitment and courage if he is to return to the rostrum in the World Rally Championship after enduring a miserable round last time out in Italy.

After impressive back-to-back results in Argentina - where he claimed his maiden WRC rally victory - followed up by a fourth place in Portugal, the 35-year-old Brit suffered difficulties to finish a lowly 24th in the general classification in Italy, which saw him slip from fifth to seventh in the drivers' championship.

Putting the disappointments behind him Meeke is delighted to return to a speedy layout and feels his Citroen DS 3 will be ultra-competitive as the Polish tracks are expected to share similar characteristics to Rally Argentina.

"For a driver, these roads call for commitment and courage," Meeke explained. "I like that and I hope we can fight for a spot on the podium."

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Prior to heading to Poland the Citroen factory driver enjoyed a weekend at Goodwood Festival of Speed where he ran demonstrations in his DS 3 WRC machine for fans. Feeling refreshed after a short break between Italy and Poland the Brit is ready to fight back this weekend.

"Following three rough gravel events, I'm pleased to be back on a fast course," he said. "Even though 90% of the roads are new or altered this year, the character won't have changed and I like this type of stage. We were competitive in the earlier rounds, especially when we won in Argentina, and the DS 3 WRC performs very well at high speed."