Kris Meeke and Co-Driver Chris Patterson will replace Khalid Al-Qassimi’s to driver for Abu Dhabi Citroën Total World Rally Team at WRC Finland as Al-Qassimi is unable to compete due to business commitments.
Meeke hasnt competed in WRC since 2011 when he drove for Mini, he then drove a Bentley in Wales in 2012 for BBC’s Topgear.
Meeke said. “This is an incredible opportunity for us! Taking part in Rally Finland in a DS3 WRC is a dream that I didn’t think would become reality one day. I’d like to thank Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi and Citroën Racing for the trust they have placed in us. We’re going to benefit from the advice and expertise of a team that has won the world championship eight times. We therefore have every chance of securing a good result.”
Yves Matton, Citroën Racing director said, “On top on the fact that Kris Meeke will please the British fans driving the World Champion rally car, I am very satisfied to see that Citroën Racing, with the support of Abu Dhabi, is once again offering a seat in WRC to a driver having competed in its customers racing division.”