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Meeke "grateful" to Citroen after huge Portugal crash

Citroen driver Kris Meeke says he is "grateful" to his team for building "such a strong car" after he emerged unhurt from a huge Rally Portugal crash. The Northern Irishman went off the road in his C3 WRC on a fifth-gear right hander on Saturday morning’s first run at the Amarante stage – previously one of Meeke’s favoured stretches of road on the Matosinhos-based event. Meeke, who was taken to hospital and later released after precautionary checks, and co-driver Paul Nagle were fortunate to escape what was a frightening crash into the trees. “I turned into a fast left-hand corner a little bit late,” said Meeke. “I missed my line and got onto the loose gravel...
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