Kris Meeke: “A program part in 2016 is the ideal scenario”


The WRC has increased its calendar in a test in 2016, which has been forced to restructure the logistics scheme of the championship. From mid-August until mid-November, vying for a total of six rallies, including those in China and Australia. With three tests in the month of October, the competitive pace of the World Rally will be very high, something that can’t take a pilot with a goal in mind. Kris Meeke believes that his program partial is a success, since with the mission of developing the future Citroën C3 WRC can’t have so many commitments.

it should Be recalled that after signing a new contract with Citroën Racing for three seasons, Kris Meeke will be a program part with a Citroën DS3 WRC team Abu Dhabi World Rally Team. Their units will be focused on rally european, leaving freedom for work on the development of the future World Rally Car French: “With the calendar of the next year including the Rally of China, between August and November had not had time to breathe. Even with a program reduced there will be a critical time in the development phase of the cars of 2017, because all the world will want to be ready”.

Both Kris Meeke as Citroën Racing expect to take advantage of this nuance and use this demanding schedule will have to assume Volkswagen, Hyundai and M-Sport during the second half of 2016 to take advantage in the development of the C3 WRC. On those dates, Meeke will have less presence in the rallies: “if you do not want to miss the opportunity to gain experience and to run as many rallies as possible, a program part in 2016 is the ideal scenario. Give us air to focus our efforts on the manufacturing of the new car for 2017 while still using the rallies to stand strong and with experience”.