The third round of the World Championship, held on the spectacular gravel roads of Mexico, saw victory go to Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle, who scored the first win for Citroën’s new model, the C3 WRC Plus.
In the rally, Meeke ocercame the multi-time champion Sebastian Ogier (navigator Ingrassia – Ford M-Sport) and Thierry Neuville (navigator Gilsoul – Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC Plus).
For Stilo the Mexican event was a fantastic triple success, with their three champion drivers on the podium; Meeke, Ogier and Neuville. These three have infact used Stilo now for quite some time. The classification of the WRC at this point shows that Stilo drivers lead the way at the top.
The Driver’s Standings are: 1.Ogier 66 – 2. Latvala 58 – 3. Tanak 48 – 4. Sordo 30 – 5. Neuville 28 – 6. Meeke 25 – 7. Breen 20 – 8. Evans 20 – 9. Paddon 17 – 10. Lefebvre 10 – 11. Mikkelsen 6 – 12.Hanninen 6.
Kris Meeke saied:
“I think I might end up telling this story hundreds of times… I’m annoyed with myself for making that mistake. The car went wide after a big compression and we were very lucky. I quickly looked to get back on the road because I knew we could still win. That’s the main thing: we showed the potential of the Citroën C3 WRC in securing the car’s first win. I’m proud and delighted for the entire team, this result is for them.”