Meeke won't take risks in Argentina

Peugeot driver Kris Meeke has admitted he won't risk all in an effort to take back-to-back victories on part two of the IRC's tour of South America, this week's Rally Argentina

Meeke won't take risks in Argentina

Having collected a convincing win on the second round of the series, the Curitiba Rally in Brazil, Meeke will start among the favourites in Argentina tomorrow night.

But the Northern Irish driver shunned the favourite tag, pointing out that he has never competed on the Villa Carlos Paz-based event previously.

"I don't tend to think about it too much," Meeke said. "All I can do is believe in my own ability, go out and do my maximum - my safe maximum - on the first three stages. We'll go at the safe side of flat out, see what happens, and take it from there."

Meeke faces regular IRC competition from factory Skoda drivers Juho Hanninen and Jan Kopecky, with former Production Car World Rally Champion Nasser Al-Attiyah joining the Fabia S2000 ranks.

Locally, Gabriel Pozzo (Subaru) and Tango Team driver Marcos Ligato (Mitsubishi) are likely to feature at the sharp end, as will WRC regular Federico Villagra, who drives a sole Ford Fiesta S2000.

shares
comments
Villagra tests ahead of IRC debut

Previous article

Villagra tests ahead of IRC debut

Next article

Meeke leads Argentina superspecial

Meeke leads Argentina superspecial
Load comments
Ireland deserves a WRC round Plus

Ireland deserves a WRC round

Drivers are in accordance: Ireland should be in the World Rally Championship. DAVID EVANS followed the Circuit of Ireland and was left with no doubt that the drivers are right

ERC
Apr 23, 2014
Kubica's rally to recovery Plus

Kubica's rally to recovery

Robert Kubica's rally speed is obviously there - in abundance - but he's got to stop crashing. Charles Bradley went to the Azores to get the lowdown on the ex-F1 star's comeback trail

ERC
May 3, 2013
Why Kubica can win on ERC debut Plus

Why Kubica can win on ERC debut

Former GP winner Robert Kubica makes his international comeback this week in the Canaries Rally. And David Evans reckons he'll win aboard a Citroen DS3 RRC

ERC
Mar 21, 2013
Rallying's new era keeps the best of the old Plus

Rallying's new era keeps the best of the old

As the IRC to ERC transformation takes effect in Austria, David Evans is excited that the IRC's promotional strengths will carry over - but still wishes the WRC could get some of that magic

ERC
Jan 3, 2013
Farewell IRC, long live ERC Plus

Farewell IRC, long live ERC

As the Intercontinental Rally Challenge prepares for its swansong in Cyprus, David Evans recalls the shortlived series' heyday - and looks ahead to its European successor

ERC
Nov 1, 2012
The 2011 IRC season review Plus

The 2011 IRC season review

The fifth Intercontinental Rally Challenge was the best yet, and it was Skoda UK driver Andreas Mikkelsen who emerged as champion from a tense five-way shootout at the season finale. Matt Beer reviews the season

ERC
Nov 22, 2011
Who to watch in the Monte Carlo Rally Plus

Who to watch in the Monte Carlo Rally

This year is the Monte Carlo Rally's centenary and, just as in recent years, there's no shortage of World Rally Championship stars turning up to give the IRC regulars a run for their money

ERC
Jan 18, 2011
The top 10 IRC drivers of 2010 Plus

The top 10 IRC drivers of 2010

The competition didn't run as deep as it might have, but there was plenty of fight at the front with six of our top 10 winning rallies during the season. Matt Beer puts them in order

ERC
Nov 29, 2010