CITROËN RACING DROPS MEEKE FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2018
Kris Meeke has been dropped from Citroën Racing's drivers line-up for the remainder of the 2018 WRC season due to ''an excessively high number of crashes''.
The 38-year-old driver from Northern-Ireland crashed heavily in Portugal last weekend. After medical checks in hospital all was ok. However, Citroën decided to drop Meeke for safety reasons ''as some [earlier crashes] were particularly heavy and could have had serious consequences with regard to the crew’s safety, and given that the risks involved were unjustified by the sporting stakes at play.''
Citroën will be announcing it's drivers line-up for the rest of the season later. Craig Breen and Mads Østberg will be driving a C3 WRC at Rally Sardinia.
Citroën Racing Team Principal, Pierre Budar said:
“This wasn’t an easy decision to make because it effects a driver and a co-driver, but it is largely founded on safety issues which come under my preoccupations as Team Principal. We have consequently chosen to make this decision as a preventive measure.”