But now that Meeke has started working a lot more closely with Škoda, he has a huge appreciation for the size of the outfit.
“You don’t realize until you get involved with Škoda Motorsport how big the operation they are doing, it’s huge,” he said.
“It has been a challenge to take a new car when the current Fabia has been so successful, winning every trophy around the world, being so reliable and dominant to try and improve. on a new platform of car for me it was really enjoyable experience.
“The Czech people are so passionate about their brand, they are so enthusiastic, the mechanics, the hours they put into testing days, and we’ve covered so many thousands of miles, but that passion really picks up and I really enjoy working with them .