Kris Meeke surprised in the shakedown of the Rally Monte carlo


Combat ‘zero’, moral victory. Kris Meeke was the fastest in the shakedown of the Monte carlo Rally. Despite competing in their first test without the support of Citroën Racing, the british has managed to be the best in this section preparatory to the controls for the Citroën DS3 WRC. Meeke has completed three passes on the section and has achieved a best time of 2:07.2, exceeding two-tenths of a second to Sébastien Ogier and his Volkswagen Polo R WRC, champions of the test. Third party has been Dani Sordo in the premiere of the new Hyundai i20 WRC 2016.

does Not cease to be a result curious to see a private car ahead of the official drivers of Volkswagen and Hyundai, but what is certain is that the stretch of the shakedown has been getting worse with the passage of the pilots because it was filled with dirt and the results have been defined with the first times of each one of them. In this lid, Dani Sordo has finished 3.4 seconds of Meeke on his first pass, although it has subsequently completed three more attempts. However, the work of the pilot spaniard has been altered by a small engine problem.


despite his fourth position, the worse you have gone to your
team-mate. Thierry Neuville has suffered a slight departure from
that has prevented him from completing the shakedown with normal. Of
indeed, the belgian has only managed to complete two passes of the stretch of little
more than 3 kilometers away that was this shakedown. Fifth
been Andreas Mikkelsen, while the sixth has been located Jari-Matti
. The two Volkswagen drivers have begun with a paper
discreet though it is presumable that raise the rate once start of the special.

despite finishing behind
the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, can be considered the more remarkable
test boot of Robert Kubica and Stéphane Lefebvre
. The Polish has
been seventh in their Fiesta RS WRC after being left 5.9 seconds to
Meeke, while Stéphane Lefebvre has lost 6.9 seconds with its
partner in the team Abu Dhabi Total WRT. The top ten has been
completed by Mads Ostberg in his return to M-Sport and Hayden Paddon
The pilot new zealand party at a disadvantage to their peers of
team in this test, and as an exceptional measure there are only two
Hyundai i20 WRC new specification. Paddon is competing with a unit

Rating shakedown of the 84 Monte carlo Rally

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Kris Meeke Citroën DS3 WRC 2:07.2
2nd Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC +0.2
3rd Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC +3.4
4th Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC +3.8
5th Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Polo R WRC +4.7
6th Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC +5.4
7th Robert Kubica Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5.9
8th Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën DS3 WRC +6.9
9th Mads Ostberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC +7.9
10th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC 2015 +8.1

the first stage of The Monte carlo Rally will start at 20:18h this Thursday, with the dispute of two tranches night. The pilots will face 41,63 kilometres against the clock in this first contact.