Per-Gunnar Andersson will join the Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team as a guest driver in Rally Bulgaria next month.
The 30-year-old former Junior World Rally Championship title winner will compete in a Ford Focus RS WRC in the famous Stobart green and white livery, and will be nominated for points in the seventh round of the 2010 World Rally Championship.
Andersson has valuable experience in a WRC car having formerly driven for the Suzuki World Rally Team, and also has winning credentials having taken the J-WRC title in both 2004 and 2007.
"I'm really proud to be joining the Stobart team in a Ford Focus RS WRC. I had my first test in the Focus two weeks ago on a gravel surface and everything went very smoothly," Andersson said.
"My only concern is that the stages in Bulgaria are tarmac and these are not my preference so it may take a bit of time to get used to the car on a new surface. I'm sure it will all be fine though and I am very excited about joining the Stobart Ford team."
Stobart M-Sport Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson added: "I am delighted that P-G will be representing the Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team in Bulgaria next month.
"We were really impressed with the feedback we received when he competed in a Ford Fiesta R2 in the Pirelli International Rally last month and I am sure that he will do just as well in a World Rally Championship round. He also performed very well in the test a few weeks ago - I have no doubt that he will be a great representative for our team."