Kris Meeke is competing for Toyota on this 12 months’s championship

Northern Eire motive force Kris Meeke has moved up two spots to 6th place after Saturday’s opening 4 phases at Rally Sweden.

Toyota motive force Meeke, 39, is now one minute and 10.eight seconds at the back of chief and team-mate Ott Tanak.

Estonian Tanak moved forward of in a single day chief Teemu Suninen on degree 9 ahead of the Finn misplaced just about a minute and part after hitting a snowbank.

After degree 12, Tanak held a 40.four 2nd lead over Andreas Mikkelsen.

Finland’s Esapekka Lappi is an additional 14.five seconds again in 3rd with Britain’s Elfyn Evans slightly below two extra seconds again in fourth.

Meeke is 11.three seconds at the back of fifth-placed Belgian Thierry Neuville with Suninen simply over 18 seconds at the back of the Dungannon guy in 7th and previous global champion Sebastien Loeb in 8th.

The Northern Irishman’s degree performances on Saturday morning noticed him completing reaching two fourths, a 5th and an 8th.

Dungannon guy Meeke completed 6th in final month’s season-opening Rally Monte Carlo after having tyre troubles.

Then again, his win within the ultimate energy degree in Monte Carlo earned him bonus issues which left him fourth on this planet championship.

Meeke is competing for Toyota this season after being dropped from Citroen’s line-up halfway throughout the 2018 season.

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