Kris Meeke finishes fourth in Rally of Portugal

Kris Meeke
Kris Meeke's previous best WRC finishes were four third places last season

Northern Ireland driver Kris Meeke has finished fourth in the Rally of Portugal which was won by Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland.

Latvala held off Volkswagen team-mate and defending world champion Sebastien Ogier on Sunday.

Citroen driver Meeke had been in third place but was overtaken by Andreas Mikkelsen who made it a 1-2-3 for Volkswagen on the podium.

Last month Meeke clinched a superb victory in Rally Argentina.

That was the first win by a British driver in a World Rally Championship event since 2002.

Ogier's victory extended his lead in the overall standings after five of 13 races to 42 points.

He has a total of 105 points with Mikkelsen in second on 63, while fourth-placed Meeke has 47.

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