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2018-05-25 13:13

Robin Classen

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A World Rally Championship driver and his co-driver have been fired “due to an excessively high number of crashes.”

Citroen driver Kris Meeke and co-driver Paul Nagle were given their marching orders after the manufacturer released a statement saying they crashed too much.

Dropped by the team

A statement by Citroen Racing reads: "Due to an excessively high number of crashes, some of which were particularly heavy and could have had serious consequences, with regard to the crew's safety, and given that the risks involved were unjustified by the sporting stakes at play, Citroen Racing WRT has decided to terminate the participation of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle in the 2018 WRC."

'A preventative measure'

"This wasn’t an easy decision to make because it effects a driver and a co-drive. We have consequently chosen to make this decision as a preventive measure," according to the statement made by Pierre Budar, the Citroen team principal.

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