Guy Wilks has inked a deal to join Peugeot UK for the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, it has been announced today.
Wilks, who won the British Rally Championship in 2007 and 2008, and who has competed full-time in the IRC this year with Skoda, is now looking forward to next season, when he will have a 'full campaign' with the Kronos-run Peugeot 207 S2000.
"We are very excited to be joining Peugeot UK for the 2011 IRC," said the Englishman. "It was a difficult decision to leave Skoda UK and I am indebted to them for their support in 2010.
"But the opportunity to drive the Peugeot 207 S2000 for Peugeot UK, with the support of a team like Kronos was too hard to resist. We're highly motivated for 2011 and can't wait for the Monte."
Peugeot UK managing director Jon Goodman is pleased to have secured Wilks' services, after having lost Kris Meeke, who will switch to the WRC in 2011 with Mini.
"I am delighted to have both Guy and Phil [Pugh – his co-driver] join the Peugeot UK team. We had a difficult year this year but I am sure that together with Kronos we can get back to our winning ways in 2011," he added.
"Rallying is in the DNA of Peugeot and it is a great way to demonstrate that 'Motion and Emotion' work together at Peugeot and rallying shows off the dynamic qualities of our cars and especially the 207.
"We know we have a winning car, and in Guy and Phil we can also have a winning team."