Kris Meeke's departure from the World Rally Championship was long overdue. He'd crashed, crashed and crashed again. In between times, he'd won some rallies from a favourable place on the road, set some times and said some stuff. But ultimately, when push came to shove, he came up short.
Looking back through Meeke's stats, it wouldn't be hard to make the argument in that first sentence stick. The numbers don't lie; the statistics are black and white. But what about the shades of grey?
Meeke spent much of his time in shades of grey. Lots of people loved his speed, but couldn't trust his consistency. Would and could he be champion? They just didn't know; nobody knew.