How Makinen has already transformed Meeke

How Makinen has already transformed Meeke

After his firing by Citroen, Kris Meeke deliberately stayed away from the World Rally Championship, but an olive branch from Toyota has provided a platform for the rebooted driver to prove his worth

Right on cue, Tommi Makinen delivers. Kris Meeke is extolling the four-time World Rally champion's virtues as a team principal when the Finn emerges from a side room. Seeing his latest signing talking to Autosport, he breaks into a broad grin.

Walking past us, he holds his arms up and makes a cross above his head. "Team photo is cancelled," he says, sounding like a Finnish schoolboy who's just talked his way out of detention. What now then, Tommi? Said picture is the last official engagement of the day.

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