Elfyn Evans will return to the top level of the World Rally Championship this year after penning a deal to race with DMACK.
Evans, 28, competed for M-Sport in 2014 and 2015, taking a best of second in the 2015 Tour de Corse, en-route to a career-high seventh in the standings.
Evans, though, lost his seat at the end of the year and instead spent 2016 in WRC2, taking third spot, alongside a title-winning campaign in the British Rally Championship.
Evans will pilot an M-Sport run Ford Fiesta WRC and will be nominated as the team’s third points-scoring driver, behind Sébastien Ogier and Ott Tanak.
“I’m really excited to be back driving a WRC car again at an exciting period for the sport with the new generation cars – and I’m thankful to DMACK for the opportunity,” he said.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with them over the last 12 months and being part of the development of new 2017 products.
“Being away from the top level for a season has been really hard, but it’s made me more motivated and determined to make the most of this opportunity.”