Citroen announced that it had terminated its cooperation with Kris Meek due to a large number of accidents. Meeke flew off the track in Portugal last weekend and completely destroyed his Citroen, and he was taken by helicopter to the hospital for an examination. “It wasn’t an easy decision as it affects the racer and co-driver, but it’s a decision based on safety concerns,” said Citroen team boss Pierre Budar. "So we decided to prevent any injuries." In a press statement, Citroen wrote that some of Meek's accidents could have serious consequences in terms of the safety of team members, and his risky driving with high stakes was not justified. Who will sit in Meek’s race car is not yet known.
Kris Meeke broke a series of Volkswagen victories with a win in Argentina. The Citroen racer recorded his first WRC championship victory and dedicated it to the late Colin McRae, the last Briton to win a World Championship rally 13 years ago. Second was Norwegian and Meek’s teammate Mads Ostberg, and third was Welshman Elfyn Evans. Sebastien Ogier, the winner of the last five rallies, won the first three speed trials of the rally in Argentina, and then was left without a chance to win on Friday when his Volkswagen Polo broke down. The Frenchman was able to return to the track on Saturday, but he had 35 penalty minutes on his account. A similar fate befell Jari-Matti Latvalo, whose technique failed on Sunday morning. As said, Meeke is in the book