Kris Meeke has received the full support of his Citroen team boss Yves Matton despite crashing in each of the opening three rounds of the World Rally Championship and Matton believes the Northern Irish driver needs to rediscover some self-confidence.

The Citroen DS3 WRC driver has had a disastrous start to his second full season with the French manufacturer and sits 11th in the WRC drivers' championship. Meeke's best result to date is a seventh place finish in Rally Sweden with a crash wrecking his ambitions of challenging for the podium positions.

The 35-year-old has the opportunity to get his season back up and running at Rally Argentina, which commences between the 23-26 April.

Citroen boss Matton says he's taken all the pressure off his driver and wants to help Meeke wherever he can.

"The only objective Kris will have in Argentina is to finish the rally without any mistakes," Matton told "Step-by-step, we can then find the confidence in his driving. This is the only approach we can have at the moment.

"Kris needs to rebuild in himself a little bit after what has happened. The only way to improve the situation is to work together and stay focused on our objective."

Meeke revisits Argentina with fond memories from 12 months ago when he claimed a third place finish off the back of two consecutive DNFs in Mexico and Portugal.

Matton also says he fully expected the inexperienced Meeke to make some mistakes as he adapted to the full factory Citroen outfit.

"We have to bear in mind that last season was only his first full season in a World Rally Car and he wants to fight with some other drivers who have at least two or three seasons of experience. That's not easy. The beginning of this season is not what I expected for sure."



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