22 December 2014
WRC Driver of the Year – 2nd: Kris Meeke
You voted Citroen's Kris Meeke into 2nd place in Crash.net's 2015 WRC Driver of the Year poll
WRC Driver of the Year 2015: 2nd
2nd – Kris Meeke
Average poll score out of ten: 7
Team: Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT
Car: DS 3 WRC
Championship position: 5th
Points: 112 points
Events: 13 out of 13 (all WRC)
Best finish: 1st
Stage wins: 13
Power Stage wins: 1
Ending Great Britain's WRC victory drought - which had stretched back some 13 years to when the late Colin McRae won the Safari in a Ford Focus RS WRC - Kris Meeke's 2015 season was one of highs and, also unfortunately, lows.
The Briton was the only one to really consistently challenge the Volkswagen's and in addition to his win in Argentina, he also finished on the podium in Australia and took second on the season finale, Wales Rally GB.
However, a poor start to the season, and an error-strewn run mid-season - in Sardinia, Poland, Finland and Germany - did take the shine off the year somewhat, although at the end he scored only 4 points less than team-mate, Ostberg.
He also did enough to retain his Citroen seat, inking a three-year deal with the manufacturer for 2016-2018, although Citroen won't have a factory presence next season.
In your vote you gave him an average mark of 7 out of ten. Do you think that score is about right? Share your opinions simply by clicking on the 'Post your comments' link below.
Kris Meeke in the WRC Driver of the Year poll:
Top 10 WRC Driver of the Year vote 2014: 3rd
Top 10 WRC Driver of the Year vote 2013: N/A
Top 10 WRC Driver of the Year vote 2012: N/A
Top 10 WRC Driver of the Year vote 2011: 7th
Top 10 WRC Driver of the Year vote 2010: N/A
Top 10 WRC Driver of the Year vote 2009: N/A
Top 10 Driver of the Year vote 2008: N/A
About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Drivers' World Championship standings, the World Rally Driver of the Year poll asks readers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, driving style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results.
Over 3,000 votes were cast for the 2015 Crash.net WRC Driver of the Year poll, where viewers awarded each of this year's full-time participants a mark out of ten for an average rating.
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