Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen is targeting a return to Rallye Monte Carlo next year, having won the opening round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge this season on the debut of M-Sport's Ford Fiesta S2000.

So far, no deal has been agreed for Hirvonen to contest the event but both he and tyre firm Pirelli, which supported his bid back in January, are keen to take part.

"I've not heard of any plans for me to compete so far, but if the chance came along I would definitely take it," said Hirvonen

"Monte Carlo was one of the most satisfying of my wins this year, because it was a brand new car and everyone had worked so hard to get us there. It's a great event and if you win Monte Carlo, it's something really special."

Rallye Monte-Carlo will celebrate its centenary next season when it runs from 19-22 January, 2010.