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Citroen believes car strength saved Meeke in crash

Citroen team principal Pierre Budar believes the strength of the manufacturer's C3 World Rally Car saved the lives of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle in their Rally Portugal crash. Meeke went off the road after turning in to a fifth-gear left-hander on the second run of the Amarante stage on Saturday afternoon and slid into trees lining the outside of the bend, destroying the front end of the C3. Co-driver Nagle was uninjured but, after stepping from the car, Meeke was airlifted to hospital after complaining of back pain. He was released on Saturday evening, and flew home a day later. "We saw the car slid when it got on the loose and the back of the car broke away," Budar told...
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