Citroen takes WRC Rally Portugal

Citroen takes WRC Rally Portugal

Citroen driver Kris Meeke has managed to hold off the pack to claim his second World Rally Championship victory.

Citroen takes WRC Rally PortugalThe Northern Irishman claimed the Rally Portugal with a 29.7 second advantage in his Citroen DS 3. Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala with Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon finishing fourth.

Meeke took the lead in the second stage on Friday morning and remained trouble free on the rocky mountain roads in the north of the country, making the most of clean, grippy conditions.

“It was nearly a perfect weekend, a text book performance. It’s another step for me as a driver.

“This year is all about gathering experience and I couldn’t have done any more.

“We’ll use these rallies this year for our benefit and try to mount a title challenge next year.”

Sebastian Ogier remains outright leader in the Championship with a 114 point advantage over Volkswagen teammate Andreas Mikkelsen, Ford driver Mads Ostberg sits in third on 58 points, one point ahead of Paddon.

The next round of the 2016 WRC will be held in Italy from the 9th of June.

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