Hirvonen set for M-Sport Return

Citroen driver Mikko Hirvonen is set to sign a deal to return to the M-Sport team for next years World Rally Championships, According to Autosport’s website.

Its says on the autosport website that Neither the Finn nor the British team would confirm such a move, but it is now believed to be just a matter of time before the deal is inked.

Citroen’s Mikko Hirvonen to set to complete a deal to return to the M-Sport Ford team for the 2014 World Rally Championship.

Neither the Finn nor the British team would confirm such a move, but it is now believed to be just a matter of time before the deal is inked.

M-Sport is searching for a replacement lead driver after Thierry Neuville decided to join Hyundai’s new WRC programme.

An AUTOSPORT source said: “As we expected, things are falling into place now Thierry Neuville’s deal has been confirmed.

“Mikko back to M-Sport makes a lot of sense – we’ve seen what a powerful combination this can be in the past and can be again in the future.”

Hirvonen declined to confirm his likely move, but made clear that he hoped his future could be sorted quickly.

“I don’t know anything for next year yet, but it would be good to know soon, just so that we know what the plans are for testing and things like that after Rally GB,” he said. Wales this week.

M-Sport is searching for a replacement lead driver after Thierry Neuville decided to join Hyundai’s new WRC programme.

An AUTOSPORT source said: “As we expected, things are falling into place now Thierry Neuville’s deal has been confirmed.

“Mikko back to M-Sport makes a lot of sense – we’ve seen what a powerful combination this can be in the past and can be again in the future.”

Hirvonen declined to confirm his likely move, but made clear that he hoped his future could be sorted quickly.

“I don’t know anything for next year yet, but it would be good to know soon, just so that we know what the plans are for testing and things like that after Rally GB,” he said.

Hirvonen has spent six of his 10 professional seasons with Malcolm Wilson’s squad, and his time behind the wheel of a Ford has been his most fruitful by some margin.

He has won 14 times in a Ford with his near two years in a Citroen on delivering a single victory ahead of what will be his final outing in a DS3 WRC in Wales this week.

Source: Autosport.com

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