Kris Meeke suffers late retirement in German Rally

Kris Meeke
Kris Meeke is driving for Mini as the team returns to the WRC this season

Kris Meeke suffered disappointment in the World Rally Championship event in Germany as he was forced out with two stages to go while in sixth place.

A loss of power in Meeke's Mini ended his rally on the penultimate stage after he had battled for fifth place with Petter Solberg for two days.

Sebastien Ogier took victory ahead of Sebastien Loeb with Meeke's mini team-mate Daniel Sordo third.

Loeb had been aiming for a ninth straight win in the German event.