Another rock brings an end to Meeke’s hopes in Rally Sweden

Kris Meeke Sweden

Kris Meeke has retired on the first full day of action in Rally Sweden.

Drive a Citroen DS3, The County Tyrone man and navigator Paul Nagle hit a rock on stage nine which resulted in their withdrawal.

They incident was almost identical to that which put the crew out of the previous round in Monte Carlo.

Meeke had been running second when he hit the rock.

At the front at the end of Friday, Sebastien Ogier leads in his Volkswagen by under half a minute from Haydon Paddon in a Hyundai and Matts Ostberg is third in a Ford.

Kris Meeke vented his frustration on twitter after his retirement.