A heartbreak for Kris Meeke – retires from Tour de Corse, Neuville...

A heartbreak for Kris Meeke – retires from Tour de Corse, Neuville in the lead

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It was a heartbreaking morning for Kris Meeke at Tour de Corse as he retired from the race while leading it.

The Citroen driver was first in the standings after the first day of the rally. He was trying to go further ahead when suddenly lost 15 seconds in SS6. There was also report for smoke from his car.

A bit later the team announced Kris Meeke is retiring due to an engine issue

Citroen had even more problems. Stephane Lefevbre did not start SS6 at all (maximum lateness exceeded after a crash in SS5). Craig Breen had intercom issues and the team had to check his helmet to see what caused them. He somehow managed to finish the stage, losing only 8 seconds compared to Dani Sordo.

Thierry Neuville was much faster today than yesterday and passed Sebastien Ogier for second place. After Meeke’s technical problems he will inherit the lead. Ogier meanwhile was still not comfortable in his Ford Fiesta.

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