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Kris Meeke makes strong start in Mexico

Great Britain's Kris Meeke leads the way in the Rally Mexico after a dramatic opening leg on Friday.

The itinerary was shortened after a convoy of transporters delivering rally cars was delayed by a motorway accident.

Organisers scrapped the opening two speed tests covering 75 kilometres but Meeke still set the pace in his Citroen C3 to lead Sebastien Ogier by 20.9 seconds.

Meeke told www.wrc.com: "I made a mistake and lost a few seconds, but I'm quite satisfied. I'm really happy that finally we can show the potential of this car, but we still have things to do."

Thierry Neuville is third in his Hyundai while Juho Hanninen is fourth and Ott Tanak is fifth heading into Saturday.

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