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WRC Wales Rally GB: Meeke has "no idea" about future

Kris Meeke: As it stands, this [Wales Rally GB] is my last rally until I know more about my future. It's strange to say you haven't spoken to your team boss at this stage of the year, but that's the situation...
Britain's Kris Meeke says he still has “no idea” about his future and whether or not he will be driving in the WRC in 2016.

Meeke ended the year with a strong second on Wales Rally GB last weekend, but a particularly poor run of events in Sardinia, Poland, Finland and Germany mid-season has left question marks over whether or not Citroen will retain him.

Speaking after the event Meeke confirmed he has yet to have talks with Citroen boss Yves Matton – although the Ulsterman was spotted paying a visit to Hyundai's base in Frankfurt back in September.

“Honestly I have no idea,” Meeke confirmed, when asked what he knows about his future. “It's strange to say you haven't spoken to your team boss at this stage of the year, but that's the situation.

“I hope it becomes clear, but at this stage I have no idea. Maybe I'll go and ride some enduro bikes with [Volkswagen boss] Jost [Capito]…”

Earlier, Meeke had joked that his garden was a bit overgrown and that he might get the opportunity to fix that in 2016.

“I don't know what the deadlines are for registration and things like that. Like I said before, my garden's a bit overgrown, maybe I have time to work on that,” he noted.

“As it stands, this is my last rally until I know more about my future. Then again, my whole career has been: last rally, last rally, last rally, so you tend to forget about it. I didn't actually feel pressure [here this weekend]. I love these stages and feel comfortable on them. I did my first rally here years ago in these stages. The car felt comfortable from shakedown and I carried that through the rally.

“For me, in my own way, this was my strongest performance in the WRC to date. Yes, Argentina was good, but we won when Volkswagen had many problems – here we were in second place from start to finish and we did some really good stage times.

“The first time I was nervous in Argentina and not comfortable all the time. But here it felt solid and calm, I need more weekends like that, but I need to sort out the future first.”

Meanwhile, Meeke's co-driver Paul Nagle had this to say when asked if feels they have done enough for next year: “That's a loaded question.

“I would think we should be in a car in Monte Carlo. We've done enough all season and a good second half – we've shown we're the only ones fit to race these two here [Sebastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen] and Jari-Matti [Latvala].”
by Rob Wilkins


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Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroen DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Kris Meeke Citroen DS3
Kris Meeke Citroen DS3
Kris Meeke Citroen DS3
Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Kris Meeke Citroen DS3

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Rowdy75

November 16, 2015 11:48 PM
Last Edited 300 days ago

Mysticmeg: Well hes had his chance,and kinda blew it
His mistakes have been small, but costly. Certainly not in the same league as Neuvilles f'k ups this season, and even Latvala has had a few. Kris' end of season run has been good, and he is usually the one that is anywhere near as fast as the vw's. Ogier rates his speed, as does Capito. . . . . Enough said.



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