The arrival of Andreas Mikkelsen at the heart of Citroën Racing has been a jug of water for the pilots, owners of the French brand. Although in principle the Norwegian will just get to the controls for the Citroën C3 WRC in the Rally of Italy-Sardinia, the alarms have gone off in terms of the continuity of Kris Meeke, Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre. The gaul is the first reported by get out of the car to give up her seat to Mikkelsen, but the rumors that have been heard with greater force regarding Kris Meeke, a natural leader of the team. Craig Breen has made the a regular basis your best bet.
With all Yves Matton has tackled these rumors in statements to ‘Autosport’. The pattern of Citroën in the WRC has made it clear that the seat of Kris Meeke not in danger: “there’s No reason for Kris not to recover the trust that was weeks ago and there is no place to question his position in the team. I am not happy with what has happened to Meeke, is obvious. We do not meet the objectives in Portugal because he didn’t get the car to the end without problems. we Want to take the pressure off, but Kris seems to be affected by this error, seems to be in a difficult time”.
While these statements are a reinforcement for Kris Meeke, what is certain is that the results of the pilot in northern ireland are far from being the ideal. Not scored in the first two calendar appointments, and although he won the Rally of Mexico, since then he has not managed to be among the first ten classified. In Argentina already warned of a change in philosophy that would lead to fight individually for each rally, the whole time that the fight for the drivers title and marks was a chimera. However, Kris Meeke has not managed to find the way to the points.