More disappointment for Kris Meeke as he crashes in Finland

@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 22nd February  2014'Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye''Current WRC Citroen driver Kris meeke  at the Paddy Hopkirk  'A Mini Legend' , 50th Anniversary celebrating Paddy's famous Monte Carlo victory in 1964.'Paddy driving a 1964 Mini lead the cavalcade of Minis from Stormont to Titanic Quarter via Belfast City Hall, yesterday.
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 22nd February 2014'Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye''Current WRC Citroen driver Kris meeke at the Paddy Hopkirk 'A Mini Legend' , 50th Anniversary celebrating Paddy's famous Monte Carlo victory in 1964.'Paddy driving a 1964 Mini lead the cavalcade of Minis from Stormont to Titanic Quarter via Belfast City Hall, yesterday.

There was further disappointment for Kris Meeke in the FIA World Rally Championship in Finland.

With a podium place looking likely the Dungannon driver crashed his works Citroen on special stage 16, just four stages from the conclusion of the event.

It was the third incident in as many rallies after Meeke also crashed out in Sardinia and Poland.

And now the pressure in him remaining with the team mounts further.

Yves Matton, the Citroen Rally Team boss, warned Meeke before the Finnish round that his position in the team was in jeopardy.

The suspension broke on Meeke’s Citroen as a result of the off and he was out on day two.

Under special rally rules with his car repaired he was permitted to start. With just two stages remaining he set third fastest time in both, a stark reminder of what might have been.

Once again the works Volkswagen Polos dominated, not victory this time for the reigning World Rally Champion but to his teammate Jarri-Matti Latvala.

Meanwhile, at Brands Hatch in round five of the Avon British GT Championship, three Northern Ireland drivers finished in the top 10.

Adam Carroll finished fifth at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 and Hector Lester car finished seventh with Andrew Watson 10th in a McLaren.