Peugeot ace storms to victory - but his car remains under investigation
23 November 2009

Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) champion Kris Meeke stormed to victory in this weekend’s Rally of Scotland.

The Peugeot driver finished more than 20 secs ahead of nearest challenger Guy Wilks through the tricky Scottish stages, but his victory is still only provisional as stewards investigate a possible technical infringement on his 207 S2000 car.

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The area of the car under investigation is the front cross member, which is rumoured to be under weight. A decision on the final result is expected to be announced later today.

Wilks was impressive on his first IRC outing in the Skoda Fabia, while Alistair McRae was third in his Proton. The event was dominated by British drivers, as IRC regualars skipped the event after Meeke clinched the title last month, with one round to spare.

Peugeot has also confirmed Meeke will drive for Peugeot UK again next year in the IRC, competing in 10 rounds of the championship.

Provisional results

1. Kris Meeke Peugeot 2h16m46.8s2. Guy Wilks Skoda +20.7s3. Alister McRae Proton +3m08.0s4. Jonathan Greer Mitsubishi +5m42.5s5. Jock Armstrong Subaru +7m01.6s6. Kaspar Koitla Honda +14m11.8s7. Eamonn Boland Mitsubishi +15m09.5s8. Sebastien Rousseaux Subaru +17m20.0s9. Tom Cave Ford +17m28.4s10. William Bonniwell Mitsubishi +18m24.5s

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