Kris Meeke will start 2016 in Monte and Sweden

Kris Meeke

Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle  will tackle the opening two rounds of the 2016 World Rally Championship, Rallye Monte Carlo and Rally Sweden.

The Tyrone man who signed a new three year deal with Citroen this week, will drive a DS 3 WRC on the two events, prepared and run by privateer outfit PH Sport on behalf of the Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.

They will be joined in a two-car squad on the French classic by Stephane Lefebrve; PH Sport will also run three DS 3s in Sweden – for Kris, Khalid Al Qassimi and Irishman Craig Breen.

Kris is expected to tackle further WRC rounds in 2016, dovetailing a limited programme with a PH Sport-run DS 3 WRC alongside development testing for Citroen’s all-new challenger for 2017.