M-Sport has confirmed that it will run a third car for Jourdan Serderidis at Rallye Deutschland and Kennards Hire Rally Australia.
Serderidis won last year’s WRC Trophy in a Citroen DS3 WRC, but has driven M-Sport machinery when he piloted a Fiesta R5 in 2014.
The Greek will compete as a customer of M-Sport in a Ford Fiesta WRC.
“I am extremely pleased to be back with M-Sport – the reigning World Champions – and even more so with the latest Ford Fiesta WRC which is the best car you can drive in rally nowadays,” said Serderidis.
“I perfectly understand the chance I have and I will make the necessary efforts and preparation to make the most of the opportunity.
“Considering these two rallies, I hope to secure a top-fifteen place in Germany and a top-ten place in Australia which represents a reasonable target for me.
M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson said, “It will be great to see Jourdan back in the M-Sport service area this year, and I am sure he is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Fiesta WRC.
“Our clients have always been at the heart of our business, and we’re extremely proud of the fact that we are able to offer these unique opportunities.
“Jourdan will drive the exact same car as five-time World Champion Sébastien Ogier and have all the same tools and information at his disposal.”
Rallye Deutschland takes place on August 16-19 and Coffs Harbour’s Rally Australia on November 15-18.